New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to the North Carolina campaign trail -- again -- this month on behalf of Pat McCrory.
Christie's visit is at least his third -- we've lost count, actually -- to the state to promote McCrory and Mitt Romney. He will appear at a Johnston County Republican Party barbecue Oct. 26 in Smithfield -- dubbed by organizers as the largest political rally in North Carolina.
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and a host of other GOP candidates are expected to attend the dinner. The event is free but donations are accepted.