Learn how the Times’ news team plans to cover your political campaign, how the editorial board makes its candidate recommendations and paid advertising helps get your message to voters. The Times is holding a series of informal meetings for qualified candidates for Congress, the Legislature and local offices to learn about those issues and more. Each gathering will include representatives from news, the editorial board and advertising to brief candidates and answer questions. The schedule:
Pinellas: 6 p.m. Monday in the first floor auditorium at the Times, 490 First Avenue S in St. Petersburg. Hillsborough: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Times, 1000 N Ashley Drive, Suite 700, in Tampa. Pasco: 2 p.m. July 14 at the Times, 11321 U.S. 19 in Port Richey.