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  • /Assessment: Assessment for Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Guide
  • /Bioguide: Discussion of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • /Congressional districts: A boilerplate template for the congressional district articles
  • /Committees: A style guide to Congressional Committee Articles
  • /COTW (no longer in use): Collaboration of the {Week/Fortnight/Month/etc.} – our sincere attempt to collaborate on improving Project Congress articles
  • /Ordinal congresses: A boilerplate template for the ordinal congress articles (1st through 113th Congress)
  • /Members: A style guide to congressional member articles
  • /Recognized content: A complete list of U.S. Congress featured articles, good articles, etc.
  • /WikiList Workgroup: A workgroup to establish organization and presentation of various project List articles (i.e. congressional delegatons and lists of senators and representatives)

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Summary of the November 2, 2010 United States Senate election results

Parties Last
End of
last (111th)
Up Incumbent retired Incumbent ran Summary Elected Result Change Popular Vote
Held by
same party
Replaced by
other party
but held by
same party
Won Lost Gained Votes Share
  Definition A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
A D + E C D Sum (F:J) F G H I J F + H + J G + I M K + M D + K + M O - B Q R
A Not Up + Up C D Sum (Retirements + Running) F G H I J Held by Same party + Won re-election + Lost renomination, but held by same party Replaced + Lost re-election M Won + Gained Not Up + Won + Gained Result — Before

this election

  Democratic EXAMPLE 57 57 56 38 19 3 3 10 3 0 13 6 0 13 51 Decrease 6 31,907,531 44.98%
  Republican EXAMPLE 41 41 42 23 18 6 0 11 0 1 18 0 6 24 47 Increase 6 35,062,676 49.42%



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  • The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the Congress of the United States, past and present. It is a useful and relatively reliable biographical source for any political figure who served in the Congress. For more information on the use of the Bioguide and the status of importing information from it, go to this project's subpage, /Bioguide or to the site itself: Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present ONLINE
  • The Political Graveyard has short information on over 138,000 Politicians, Judges, and Diplomats. It is a good supplement to the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress as it contains information on other offices the subject may have held, as well as noting other political relatives. That website says: "Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2005 Lawrence Kestenbaum. This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License."
  • Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789-1989. Macmillan Publishing, 1989 ISBN 0-02-920170-5.
  • Clerk of the United States House of Representatives
  • Statutes at Large
  • Dates of Congressional Sessions
  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • House History from the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Statistics & Lists from the U.S. Senate
  • Legislative information from THOMAS at the Library of Congress


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  • Users can join the organization by adding
    {{User WikiProject U.S. Congress}} to their user page, and then also adding themselves to the bottom of the list, below:

  1. JeLuF
  2. Meelar
  3. Golbez
  4. k4_pacific
  5. markles: Joined August 30 2005. Working on 107th & latest Congresses, gathering other pages & templates into the Project. Also hoping to recruit new participants... "Join us!"
  6. Jack: Joined September 4 2005. Working on past Senates.
  7. LouI - talk
  8. Barberio: Rules and procedure of Congress (Dual Office holding, joint session, et al...)
  9. Tfine80
  10. Staxringold Fixing templating on former Senate pro tems, and adding the list-template to them all. Also touched up Sec's of Labor, Commerce, and Labor and Commerce.
  11. YourNickname: joined November 2, 2005. Working on 73rd Congress and corresponding Congresses in the 1930s, and expanding all the incompleted Congressional Delegations by state lists.
  12. Joaquin Murietta 06:10, 11 November 2005 individual bios, today – Peter G. Gerry
  13. tomf688{talk} 03:44, 23 November 2005 (UTC) - Always editing articles regarding Maryland Senators and Congressmen.Reply[reply]
  14. User:Academic Challenger joined December 5 2005, but has been creating and editing articles about current and former members of Congress since October 2003. Will continue this work, now focusing on articles about former senators.
  15. Stilltim: working on Delaware U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives and their lists, along with a failing effort to build U.S. Congress articles consistently.
  16. ScottyBoy900Q 01:48, 29 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  17. Paul 4 January 2006 Congressmen give us wars, taxes, and crushing bureaucracy; the least we can give them is a Wikipedia article, right?
  18. jcbarr joined 2006 January 10. No reason we should have red links for previous Congressmen in WP, right?
  19. Quadell, working mostly on historic Senators and Reps from Bioguide. – Quadell (talk) (bounties) 23:52, 1 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  20. Mathwizard1232, working on adding a stub for every former U.S. Senator without a page. Hope to be finished by the end of a few months at most.--Mathwizard1232 01:07, 11 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  21. Orchid Righteous - Expanding on Representatives as many of them are stubs, starting with the 109th.
  22. Grandmasterka - I created a project proposal for United States Congressional Districts, without knowing that this already existed. The congressional district articles are sorely in need of attention and I will make that my focus. I'm surprised at how few have articles.
  23. ElCharismo - Joined February 27 2006 after discussion with and at the behest of markles. I've been intrigued by the lack of uniformity amongst analogous articles, particularly between States, and after spending a significant amount of time editing in this genre already, I'm happy to be recruited into the project. I look forward to cooperating with everyone to pimp out & polish up this corner of Wikipedia! Non nobis solum! --Ross
  24. G1076 19:41, 10 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  25. Valadius - Filling in and completing the tables of former Representatives and Senators. Also I've largely completed the work on Dean of the United States Senate.
  26. Sholom - inserting succession boxes from time to time where none exist, adding occasional stubs for former Reps, expanding stubs, etc. – Sholom 13:05, 18 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  27. WikiPrez - Helping out whenever I can, usually with ongoing projects of interest or COTW.
  28. MBob - adding a key for political parties to pages which have member from those parties but are not specifically stated
  29. American Patriot 1776 Been doing this a while, just kept forgetting to join!
  30. User:Dcb1995 I have been working on writing bio sketches for the holders of Ohio's third congressional district - a few had been done for those who later went on to higher office plus recent delegations, but I filled in the blanks. I am now proceeding to Ohio's 6th district early sessions and then Ohio's 4th district sessions of the years of constant redistricting (1878-1892). My initial focus is to create sketches for anyone who represented Montgomery County (OH). I am also working on the redistricting history of the 20th century in Ohio, having recently completed the 19th. I want to do district maps for each of the 19th century OH CDs too.
  31. Bjoel5785 Joined May 22, 2006. I have been working on Congressional Delegation and Congressional District pages and will continue to do so.
  32. LarryQ Joined May 30, 2006. I have been working on adding articles for missing Representatives.
  33. Chadlupkes. I've been working on the 2006 elections, trying to connect pages from various states by creating navigation boxes and helping others with research.
  34. TonyJoe
  35. Studerby Focusing on the Texas Representatives, mostly
  36. Meamemg Focusing mostly on articles about positions on processes
  37. Npeters22 Focusing mostly on the Pennsylvania Politicians
  38. Chuchunezumi 11:22, 19 July 2006 (UTC) I am primarily interested in the South Carolina legislative delegation.Reply[reply]
  39. Wikibout-Cleaning up articles
  40. Daysleeper47
  41. Jelsa tris 17:08, 11 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  42. Alansohn 14:51, 16 August 2006 (UTC) - focusing on New JerseyReply[reply]
  43. -- stubblyhead | T/c 20:26, 16 August 2006 (UTC) interested in standardizing use of congressman and senator infoboxes on articles.Reply[reply]
  44. PoliticalJunkie
  45. Newyorkbrad
  46. Deville
  47. Patricknoddy
  48. UstyeThe Knowlands of California
  49. Sprkee 20:03, 19 October 2006 (UTC) - focusing on OregonReply[reply]
  50. Interiot, willing to help with maintenance/cleanup
  51. Dauster
  52. FateSmiled&DestinyLaughed 16:59, 12 November 2006 (UTC) Just discovered this, will help when I canReply[reply]
  53. Stealthound (talk · contribs) Already doing a lot for these articles, co-created Infobox Congressmanelect and created Infobox Senator-Elect, added footnote option on Infobox Congressman and Infobox Senator.
  54. RJASE1 - focusing on South Dakota
  55. Robert Waalk-focusing on election histories, committee assignments, and little edits and tinkers, like making sure that every page has a congressional template at the bottom, and a preced by and succeeded by template as well. Anyone who wants to join in on this project, contact me on my user page. My one concern is that our biographies need more meat, which could only be provided by people in that state. We need to write more about their races, their positions, and their lives, (early political careers, etc.)
  56. Carpet9 17:56, 25 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  57. Just H 05:33, 26 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  58. DustinGC (talk | contribs) 01:27, 27 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  59. Emperor Gestahl - Editing & New Jersey
  60. pvmoutside-spending time in congressional districts
  61. Appraiser I work on people representing Minnesota mostly--Appraiser 18:30, 17 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  62. Smee - looks like an ambitious project. Smee 14:42, 22 January 2007 (UTC).Reply[reply]
  63. Wooyi - I've been adding infobox and stuff before joining this, and will continue to improve Congress-related articles. Wooyi 22:22, 6 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  64. AdamJaz - House Page Fall 2006
  65. 1ne I've been creating a lot of stuff related to fact, I have a template for the majority leader of the House.
  66. Dcmacnut member since November 2006. Working on House and Senate committee articles, subcommittees, stubs, and overall factual and historical improvement of anything and everything related to the United States Congress.
  67. Flatterworld working on current Senators and Representatives Flatterworld 01:16, 11 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  68. dr_who1975 Been creating historic Senate senirority pages. {{USCongressSeniority}}. Also designed/nominated a Barnstar for this group. Lastly, Ive been working on some succession box stuff and trivia. I love this wikiproject.--Dr who1975 01:45, 20 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  69. Bernstein2291
  70. Howard Cleeves I'll try to help with minor cleanup, grammar, other errors.
  71. Farkas2029 16:35, 31 March 2007 (UTC) I'll will be working on creating new congressional biographical articles mainly from New York.Reply[reply]
  72. LarryQ I have been working on adding articles for missing representatives off and on over the last year. I should have joined this project sooner. LarryQ 23:32, 8 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  73. Folic Acid - Looking mainly at North Carolina politicians
  74. Politics rule 22:45, 10 May 2007 (UTC) Looking at Republican and Maryland races!Reply[reply]
  75. Nevermore27 1:21, 15 June 2007. Interested in the Democratic party, and especially midterm elections and the midwest. Currently involved in writing articles for the Senate and the House, especially congressional committees.
  76. Doug.(talk contribs) 20:34, 5 September 2007 (UTC). Involved with editing some of the early Congressmen, including Peleg Wadsworth.Reply[reply]
  77. Minute Lake 06:53, 7 October 2007 (UTC) I am interested primarily in updating Wikipedia with information of historical Congressional figures, such as with Berkley Bedell.Reply[reply]
  78. JPmaverick 12:28, 11 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  79. I considered myself a member of this project for a while (having contributed two featured articles under this WikiProject), but I never formally added myself to the list. Nishkid64 (talk) 03:34, 31 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  80. Socal gal at heart Working on California's House elections and collecting as much data as I can on the old historical districts and election results.
  81. Leobold1 (talk · contribs) Texas and other southern delegations
  82. FeanorStar7 (talk) 22:57, 2 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  83. Grsz11 18:54, 5 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  84. Pete (talk) – I've been working mostly on local Oregon-related political articles. I'm finding that many articles about current Senators and members of Congress, and elections, need a lot of work, and am going to try to branch out a bit.
  85. Conor Kenny - I also work on but would like to help out here and learn more about the social structures the Wikipedia community has set up to aid the encyclopedia's development.
  86. Somanytictoc
  87. Lordoliver
  88. PianoDan
  89. A Stop at Willoughby
  90. Qqqqqq
  91. Dunstvangeet
  92. Eklapper
  93. Rmike_cos (talk) 22 December 2008 - I am mostly interested in Colorado politics, and plan to devote my resources there. Will help elsewhere if requested.
  94. Reywas92
  95. Muboshgu
  96. Rrius
  97. Cassandro One of the few non-American members who are interested in the U. S. Senate and the campaigns for it.
  98. Pesco - Mostly interested in legislation.
  99. The Founders Intent - interested in helping on any article, but will also work alone on small edits.
  100. Iudæus - interested in minorities in congress in history, especially American Labor and Socialist.
  101. CylonCAG - interested in campaigns and elections
  102. SWMNPoliSciProject - primarily interested in developing and improving articles relevant to current and former members of Congress from Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota, although my interest extends beyond this as well.
  103. Agradman - a law student & an interloper from WP:SCOTUS, interested in creating & organizing articles for Acts of Congress. 18:39, 21 July 2009 (UTC
  104. ASWill Mostly interested in Massachusetts politics
  105. Duffy2032 Will mainly work on the Democrats
  106. JDLarsen Interested in Idaho politics as well as campaigns and elections, particularly in races with competitive Republicans.
  107. Tomwsulcer added criticism of Congress section; will try to research and add "praise of congress" section in future; also working on other stuff at present
  108. User:BLM PLatinum; I work on the Virginia delegation, and add portraits to others.
  109. JPMcGrath
  110. Mikhailov Kusserow
  111. 12george1; I will be volunteering on this project to help with the massive 2010 mid-term elections on November 2, especially with the 25 districts in the my state, Florida.
  112. Lyly Neuc; Focus will be on Texas congressional changes post-2010 midterms.
  113. Dru of Id; Starting with state representative lists, equality, longevity & redirects.
  114. Vivekdudee
  115. Who Am I Why Am I Here? (talk)
  116. Theking 17825
  117. DanSCohen User talk: DanSCohen
  118. Alexroller; I'm very interested in Congress and will try to be of much help in improving its articles.
  119. Presidentman
  120. Taikenneth-- interested in helping the ongoing effort to maintain Congress-related articles.
  121. Abgilmore91; Interested in maintaining/updating high standards for NC political articles.
  122. Grammarxxx; very interested in Congress and maintaining clean/neat pages
  123. PrairieKid (talk) 04:00, 9 January 2013 (UTC) Update information on elections, politicians, etc.Reply[reply]
  124. KJ6MYQ-- Already improving election articles for Congress
  125. Jamo58--Like to add infoboxes to old representatives. Already did Wisconsin and Wyoming
  126. Rockhead126 - Mainly biographies of U.S. Senators and Representatives from Virginia, though will occasionally branch out, elections
  127. BuzyBody - working on improving articles on people elected to Congress including finding reliable sources to cite
  128. Gordon P. Hemsley 15:43, 23 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  129. Bigpoliticsfan Mostly minor copy editing and other maintenance, especially reverting and warning vandals and BLP violators
  130. Peter Flom - anything I can do. Right now, working on 2014 updates PeterLFlomPhD (talk) 23:18, 28 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  131. KingAntenor - as it appeared mandatory. KingAntenor (talk) 11:54, 16 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  132. Patriotsontop - Cleaning up and writing pages for mostly Illinois and South Dakota past and current congressman.
  133. Werónika
  134. Caspian X general interest
  135. Shaded0
  136. User:Firstclass306
  137. User:Cdtuba
  138. User:Zubin12
  139. MatthewRMiller2 (talk) 03:27, 14 November 2018 (UTC) I'm mostly interested in improving articles related to politicians from Michigan, especially the current delegation.Reply[reply]
  140. Puzzledvegetable I intend to edit lesser known articles such as Mace of the United States House of Representatives
  141. EliteArcher88 will maintain members who serve in congress wiki's, trying to add to lesser known incumbents pages
  142. Abovfold works on mostly the House side
  143. Paintspot
  144. Politicsfan4
  145. User:Bill McKenna
  146. User:Mad Mismagius I've done work on the gubernatorial election pages, trying to standardize them. I've also completed the electoral history of some members of congress, such as Joe Manchin and Ben Nighthorse Campbell.
  147. User:CX Zoom (since 17:50, 09 July 2020 (UTC))-- I upload Parliament diagrams and make congressional district maps mostly by using shapefiles available in public domain at[reply]
  148. ExcellentWheatFarmer
  149. Santacruz Please ping me! 12:18, 20 December 2021 (UTC) - especially interested in its history and bureaucracyReply[reply]
  150. User:Mycranthebigman Mainly involved in Alaskan politics.
  151. Andrevan
  152. PoliticallyPassionateGamer I'm currently grinding the 1914 U.S. House elections page, and I could really use some help with it.
  153. DelawareMatt I mostly edit and fix on the articles of current members of the Senate and several House representatives while also contribute in providing images of them in Commons.
  154. Scoutguy138 Focusing on creating and adding precinct results maps to as many South Carolina election articles as I can; also want to maintain and update these pages to provide readers with a more complete picture of each race.
  155. User:W9793

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