My column is usually not one to discuss politics, but I am making an exception this week. We have several candidates running for re-election or to be elected to various political positions. I have personally spoken with several candidates as I offer political ad packages for their newspaper advertising. Many have met with me and secured their ad space in the weekly editions they choose to place their ads. Others have messaged, texted or called me to inquire about purchasing ads and also the costs. I have met with a few who were undecided about what they needed or could afford. I am still waiting to hear back from most of those.