Candidate Profiles (OpenSecrets.org, from the Center for Responsive Politics) - Politicians & elections, Influence & Lobbying, News & Analysis sections for Congressional and presidential elections
Congress.org - Includes links to Congressional and state legislative races by state
CQ Roll Call Politics - Section on House, Senate and Gubernatorial races to watch
Project Vote Smart - Enter your zip code or address to see a list of who's running in your district.
Issues and Debates
American Presidency Project (UCSB)
Transcripts of primary debates beginning 2007; will include general election debates after they happen.
Text of the 2012 debates when they occur; text of debates for 1858, 1948, 1956, 1960, and every four years since 1976
Candidates On the Issues
Congress.org - Lists major Presidential candidates with candidate contact information, biographies, and voting information. Some biographies include the candidates’ positions on a variety of issues (economy, education, environment, job creation, health care, national security, tax policy, etc.).
New York Times Election 2012 - An excellent election map, and tabs for President, House & Senate races, campaign finance
On the Issues - Extensive web site analyzing positions of all Presidential candidates as well as incumbent governors, senators and House members on a variety of campaign issues. Relies on their voting records but also includes position statements.
National Party Websites
Historic Party Platforms (American Presidency Project) 1840-2012
Third Parties Websites
OregonLive! - online version of the Oregonian, section on Politics & Elections
Blue Eagle Columnists - Links to commentaries from 700+ online newspaper political columnists and political cartoonists
News Media Websites on Politics
major US news organizations, all include video from their television networks