Both parties are trying to capture the wandering Catholic vote by selecting party described devout Catholics.
The problem for Catholics is that most in the pew don't understand what it is to be a devout Catholic so any definition put forth by the media, politicians and yes, even fellow Catholics who dont
have a clue, define it in terms that try to persuade fellow parishioners to vote for whatever political bumper sticker candidate they endorse for the presidency.
Wrong approach. First, put aside the political party affiliations and know your Catholic faith. Know/learn what the Catholic teachings really are. Then selection of a candidate is based on the truths of your faith and not the empty lies put out every day.
Go to confession regularly, Mass at least EVERY Sunday.
Read scripture daily..
Read your Catechism (the Catholic one), listen to some good talks and video's from Catholic speakers solid in the faith.
Mathew Kelly is good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvEK-6gkp1M
Fr Mike, is one of my favorites http://ascensionpresents.com/videos_categories/fr-mike-schmitz/
Taylor Marshall, a must: http://taylormarshall.com
Bishop Barron, absolutely! http://www.wordonfire.org
Fr. Spitzer, lots on the existence of God and the Universe http://www.magisreasonfaith.org
Trent Horn of Catholic Answer and lots of materials: http://catholic.com
What to read?
these are some of my favorite sites:
Lots of articles : http://bigpulpit.com/
Angelus Catholic News: http://angelusnews.com/
The Catholic Thing: more articles
Crisis Magazine: http://www.crisismagazine.com/
Catholic news http://aleteia.org/
I've got lots more resources, but this will do for now.
A couple of articles on the VP elects:
Tim Kaine’s bishop releases statement on ‘Catholics in Public Office - See more at: http://aleteia.org/blogs/deacon-greg-kandra/tom-kaines-bishop-releases-statement-on-catholics-in-public-office/#sthash.h4NIzq0P.dpufStatement by Tom Kaines Bishop on Catholics in Public Office:
Mike Pence Spiritual wanderings: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/on-gov.-mike-pence-and-evangelical-catholicism/