Scott Keadle

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Scott Keadle
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Candidate for
U.S. House, North Carolina , District 8
Prior offices
Iredell County Commissioner
2008 - 2010
High schoolMilton High School
Bachelor'sUnited States Air Force Academy, West Virginia University
Ph.D.West Virginia University School of Dentistry
Date of birth1964
Place of birthHuntington, West Virginia
Campaign website
Scott Keadle was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of North Carolina.[1] Because no candidate received more than 40% of the vote in the Republican primary election, a runoff primary took place.[2]
Scott Keadle for House campaign logo.

Keadle and his wife, Ming, live in Mooresville with their two daughters.



In 1998, Keadle ran for Congress against Democratic incumbent Rep. Mel Watt in the 12th District.


In 2010, Keadle challenged Republican incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry in the 10th District, but lost in the primary.


See also: North Carolina's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Keadle ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 8th District. Keadle was defeated by Richard Hudson in the July 17 primary runoff election.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[3] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[3]

Primary results

The primary took place on May 8, 2012.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives-North Carolina, District 13 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Hudson 32.1% 21,451
Scott Keadle 22% 14,687
Vernon Robinson 18.2% 12,181
Fred F. Steen II 14.5% 9,670
John M. Whitley 13.3% 8,894
Total Votes 66,883


"We Can Do This "

In April 2012, Keadle released his first TV ad, titled "We Can Do This."


  • The Club for Growth PAC endorsed Keadle on March 19, 2012[5]
  • Red State[6]
  • Citizens United
  • Madison Project

Campaign donors

As of April 18, 2012, Keadle had raised $462,563 during the election cycle and spent $308,733, leaving him with $153,865 cash on hand. Of that, 54 percent was candidate self-financing, 44 percent was individual contributions, while only two percent came from PAC contributions.[7]

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