In an article in the latest issue of The Carolinian, Michaels accuses the GOP-backed school board candidates of ignoring and antagonizing Wake's African-American community. He in particular targets Margiotta and Losurdo.
Michaels brings up the "here comes the animals out of the cages" remark and adds that Margiotta's "tactics have rubbed even fellow Republicans close to him the wrong way at times." He cites this 2009 letter (pg. 5) in Margiotta's campaign finance records filed by Phyllis Bryson when she resigned as Margiotta's campaign treasurer.