Comment: Hotelling's Law
Given that the issue of immigration reform is hotly disputed between the parties, it might seem surprising that the topic is hardly featured in the election debates. Mashable observes:

After consistently fighting throughout 2013, both parties seem to have called a truce on immigration policy until the midterms play out, as the Democrats and Republicans seem too wary of the issue's contentiousness to risk possible damage to their election hopes.
The reason for this omission, we believe, is not that other issues (jobs, healthcare, foreign policy) are more important. Those are not debated either. Instead we are being treated to the spectacle of personal attacks and vague sound bites. It was economist Harold Hotelling (1895-1973) who formulated the principle of "minimum differentiation." As applied to the politics of election:
Once each candidate is confirmed during primaries, they are usually established within their own partisan camps. The remaining undecided electorate resides in the middle of the political spectrum, and there is a tendency for the candidates to "rush for the middle" in order to appeal to this crucial bloc. Like the paradigmatic example, the assumption is that people will choose the least distant option, (in this case, the distance is ideological) and that the most votes can be had by being directly in the center. [Wikipedia]
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