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Writing Guidelines
Ballotpedia:WikiProject Congress/Writing guidelines
Profiles of Incumbents and Candidates
Starting the article
PhotoInfobox use
Introductory sentence
Biography and Career
Key votesIssuesFind the Best
Committee assignments
ElectionsElectoral history
Donor historyCampaign finance
PGINet WorthIndustries
Analysis% Vote w/party
Like-mindedStaff salaries
PersonalRecent news
LinksSuccession box
Profiles of Congressional Districts
InfoboxIntroductory sentence
RedistrictingDistrict history
See alsoAdditional reading
Election pages
Introductory template
Candidate creationPhoto
Race backgroundElection history
Super PACs
National political organizations
Congress project

Profiles of members of Congress

Example = Michael Capuano. Components, in order:

  1. Infobox
  2. Introductory sentence
  3. Biography/Career
  4. Committee assignments
  5. Issues
    1. Campaign themes
    2. Political positions
      1. Percentage voting with party
    3. Legislation
    4. Voting record
      1. Bills introduced
  6. Elections
  7. Campaign donors
  8. Personal
  9. See also
  10. External links
  11. Additional reading
  12. References
  13. Succession box
  14. Navigational templates
  15. Categories

Other ideas for components

  • Percentage of time an incumbent votes with the party (stat from Open Congress)
  • Figuring out donor boxes
  • Other neat stats from other Congress websites

Profiles of congressional districts

Example = Arkansas's 3rd congressional district. Components, in order:

  1. Infobox
  2. Introductory sentence
  3. Redistricting section
  4. District history
  5. See also
  6. External links
  7. Additional reading
  8. References
  9. Navigational templates
  10. Categories
  1. References

Profiles of committees

Example = United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture. Components, in order:

  1. Infobox
  2. Introductory sentence
  3. See also
  4. External links
  5. Additional reading
  6. References
  7. Navigational templates
  8. Categories

Congressional election overview pages

Example = Arkansas's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

  1. Intro
  2. Candidates
  3. Redistricting section
  4. District history
  5. Primary
  6. General election
  7. External links
  8. References

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