Here's his reply to the Hickory Record:
McHenry plans to officially file for re-election within a week or two and hasn’t had much time to campaign.*Lominac's comment from last week: "The Catawba County GOP set up a debate with out asking anybody with McHenrey if the debate date was ok. If Mr. McHenrey is not in congress that day, that does not mean that he does not have something else scheduled. Evan though some leaders of the Catawba County GOP help run and schedule Mr. McHenrey's opponent's campaign, they do not run and schedule Mr. McHenrey's day to day activities."
He said the Republican Party’s 10th District officials will host a debate, but is unsure of the date. McHenry recently said he couldn’t make a March 18 debate hosted by the Catawba County Republican Party.
He said having 10th District officials host the debate would be the “proper venue.”
McHenry didn’t say whether he would make any other debates, saying he has “a lot of obligations to meet,” in Congress between now and July.