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Politician backs campaign promise with cash

Posted January 5, 2010 5:40 p.m. EST
Updated January 6, 2010 10:23 a.m. EST

— Republican Scott Keadle announced his candidacy for Congress in North Carolina’s 10th District Tuesday with a twist.

Keadle said if elected he would limit himself to three two-year terms, and he put money behind that promise. He pledged a $500,000 donation to Sentinels for Freedom, a non-profit organization that helps disabled veterans, should he extend his stay in Washington, D.C., beyond six years.

He is currently a member of the Iredell County Board of Commissioners.

Keadle made the pledge in cooperation with the Alliance for Bonded Term Limits, a Pinehurst-based group pushing for accountability from candidates.

Keadle will face incumbent Patrick McHenry, also a Republican, in the primary May 4.