We contacted candidates in what we consider the hottest local races of the 2020 election and asked each of them the same set of questions, with the promise to print their answers only lightly edited for clarity. Surprisingly, we only received responses from Democratic contenders. We were left only to speculate about the reason. Is it distrust of the media, nurtured by our Commander in Chief? Do they not check their voicemail? Perhaps it’s simple arrogance. Guess we’ll never know.