In Los Angeles, just as the race heats up, the candidates are forced to fundraise.
Both mayoral candidates are union supporters, but bigger, long-term labor issues have been overshadowed.
The two mayoral candidates haven't focused on one of the city's leading economic drivers.
Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti are so lost in the details of what they'd do about the city budget that they aren't answering the larger questions.
Why are Angelenos so conflicted about the mayor? Perhaps it comes from comparing what he's done to what he might have done.
L.A. mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel are collecting big-name backers, but do voters care?