... until you know where the candidates stand on the issues
I came across a nice website sponsored by the AARP. Saw a commercial for it the other night and just got around to checking it out.
Basically, it includes each of the candidates running for their prospective offices with a link to their campaign website, if one is available.
There is also a voter's guide, which brings up certain issues and states each candidate's view, as well as AARP's.