"I had a quick face-to-face meeting with Zack Matheny yesterday afternoon which allowed us to talk about everything from jobs to Greensboro politics.
One of the politics questions I asked Matheny had to do with an anonymous letter that referenced a promise everyone indorsed by the Simkins PAC had to make in order to receive the PAC endorsement. The letter said the following,
“The Simkins PAC board members required a promise not to fire Mitch Johnson and to support the civil rights museum in order to receive their endorsement (emphasis mine)… Newcomer Zack Matheny is being coached by Perkins and Wells on how to vote after they get their orders from Jim Melvin.”
My question to Matheny was pretty simple, “Did you make any type of promise to the PAC that Johnson would not be fired and that you would take action to financially help the civil rights museum?”
Without taking anytime to mull over the question he responded by saying “There is no validity to that whatsoever!”