In competitive races throughout the country, candidates are refusing to debate — and in this cycle, the number of races without debates is higher than ever. The question remains: Is this a good political strategy, or will conventional wisdom that debates are important hold true?
Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter. @galendruke
Sophia Lebowitz is a former video producer at FiveThirtyEight. @SophLebo