Iredell County Commissioner Scott Keadle recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his primary challenge to Rep. Patrick McHenry. McHenry has been a Pledge signer since joining Congress in 2005.

Cook Political Report ranks this district as Solid R with a PVI of R+17, which makes it the 34th most Republican district in the country. Rep. McHenry won reelection in 2008 with 58% of the vote.

For ATR’s official statement on Scott Keadle signing the Pledge, click read more.
Scott Keadle (R-N.C.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Congressional candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ wallets
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Scott Keadle, a Republican running in North Carolina’s 10th Congressional district, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The Pledge commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”
ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, 34 U.S. senators and 172 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, seven Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge.
“After the passage of the so-called “Stimulus Package” better known as the Pelosi-Obama-Reid Spending Give-Away, Americans are desperately searching for candidates and politicians that will protect their livelihoods and put their wallets ahead of the federal government’s coffers ,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.
“By signing the Pledge, Scott Keadle demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in North Carolina’s 10th district.”
“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.