Pat McCrory's other gigs

One reason we might never see Pat McCrory's tax returns could be because he doesn't want us to know how much he makes from speaking fees. In October 2010 a check in the amount of $2,500 from the Atlanta Regional Commission was deposited into his campaign account, apparently by accident. In October 2010 McCrory was a keynote speaker for the commission's Regional Leadership Institute annual dinner.

The speaker for this year’s annual dinner, which will be held from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. on October 17, 2010, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, is Pat McCrory, former Mayor of Charlotte, NC.

A third quarter report showed the deposit. A fourth quarter report showed a reimbursement to Pat McCrory in the amount of $2,605 with the notation:

$2500.00 was refund for personal check deposited into campaign account. $105.00 was for campaign taxes paid by candidate.

A quick search shows that McCrory has been a keynote speaker at events across the southeast in the past 3 years from Florida to Tennessee.


Speaking fees

Back when I was doing some digging on Liddy Dole, it appeared that the brunt of her (incalculable) personal income came from speaking engagements. It's a very effective way of funneling money to a candidate/official, especially if they speak in front of a non-profit or other group that conceals its funding.

Speaking fe(c)es

It's clear that Duke Energy and Moore & Van Allen have been paying McCrory to run for governor, and now you've disclosed another part of his mysterious scam. Who knew it was possible for a candidate to be paid to give campaign speeches!