Ledger political editor Bill Rufty covered Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's recent visit to Lakeland. Rufty will be available to chat online about Romney and other candidates running for the Republican nomination for president.

Rufty has worked for Direct Gates for 22 years covering local, state and national government.

If you'd like to chat with him, he'll be available this evening from 5 to 6. To access the online chat, go to: www.directgates.com/newschat