Writing:Congressional candidate profile creation

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Main article: Congress Project writing guidelines

This page is a content-and-style guide about how to create an article about a candidate running for Congress.

The link below holds a placeholder format to paste into the candidate page.

Template text to copy

The text above is the most basic initial components needed to start a candidate page.

Redirecting pages

However, there are cases in which an officeholder is usually referred to by a shortened version of their name or a nickname. In such situations, you will want to use the name most commonly used by the state office, media, etc.

Michael Mulvaney, for example, is usually referred to as Mick Mulvaney. In this case. Create the main page as Mick Mulvaney. However, you will also want to start a secondary page called Michael Mulvaney but instead of adding a profile to this page, you will want to create a redirect to Mick Mulvaney.

Add #REDIRECT [[other page title here]] to the secondary page in order to redirect the page. (See also: Help:Redirecting a page)

Duplicate names

When two people have the same name, add their state to the end of their article title (like John Barnes, Indiana) and then create a disambiguation page that lists the two names (like John Barnes). Add {{disambig}} to the page so that it shows up in the Special:Disambiguations page.


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