Congressman Mike Honda is no stranger to falling asleep in meetings and missing votes. During the 2013 legislative session, he failed to cast a yea or nay 9.2 percent of the time, placing him in the bottom 10th percentile of House reps, according to govtrack.com. But it appears that absenteeism has carried over to his re-election campaign. After pledging to do multiple debates with challenger Ro Khanna before the Nov. 4 election, Honda’s campaign backpedaled to doing just one debate. Fly has learned that Honda’s people are now refusing to even respond to attempts to iron out logistics for the single talkoff—where, when, format, etc. Former U.S. Ambassador to Australia Jeff Bleich, acting on behalf of Khanna’s camp, has sent three emails to Honda’s campaign manager, Doug Greven, since June. The response: “Total radio silence,” Bleich says. In the last email, dated Aug. 9, Bleich expressed exasperation, saying he would have no choice but to go to the media if ignored yet again. “Unless Rep. Honda was insincere about his promise to have multiple meaningful debates, there is no excuse for further failure on your part to set these dates,” he wrote. Greven was not made available for an interview with Fly and Honda’s press man, Vivek Kembaiyan, twice gave the same canned email response on the hold up. “Congressman Honda has committed to participating in a debate before the general election, and we have not finalized the details yet,” he wrote. The campaign also declined to make Honda available for an interview or share details on where he’ll be campaigning. Considering Honda is on August recess and a calendar provided by his office notes that he only has seven planned events between Aug. 21 and Sept. 4, it appears the congressman—not necessarily known as a master debater—has gone into hiding.