The Times' editorial page takes seriously its responsibility to inform and engage readers on election issues. We expect to offer our recommendations and our reasoning for the statewide and county ballot measures, for the judicial races and for district attorney. And we are picking out several of the most consequential congressional and legislative races for special focus. We have our eye on the GOP primaries here and elsewhere and will continue to weigh in heavily on those races as they proceed. Although we reserve the right to let some races go — it's not clear, for example, that there will be much to say about Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's primary race — our instinct is to jump in, check things out, rattle some cages and offer our opinions.