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adigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:20 AM
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Need info on Senate and House for novel
I have been working on a novel about a woman who is elected to Congress, and will be appointed to take over for a female senator who is running for and will win the presidency (Guess who???!!!???)

I need info on where the Congresspersons' offices are located in Washington DC, where the Senators' offices are, how many aides work for them, is there a head of PR for them, the hours they work, and what a hip woman senator who is not married would do after "work." If you have any info, I would be thankful for your help, or if you know where I could find this info, just a shove in that direction would be appreciated.

Thanks very much in advance!
Adigal
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:26 AM
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1. Before you write your novel,
you might want to educate yourself about how government works. That you don't know where Congressional offices are located is a good indicator that you need to learn a whole lot more about the processes within the government, and then you'll have a nice, solid foundation on which to build your story.

By the way, I think you're going up a strange alley with having a Congressman appointed to fill a Senatorial seat. I'm not sure any party would give up a Congressional seat to fill a Senate vacancy. So, check that out, too.

Best of luck to you.
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adigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:48 AM
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2. Thanks - I know how the govt works
I understand a lot of the rules and regulations and the roles everyone plays, but I was never interested in the details, which I am learning now before I get started. Also, the focus of this novel is not going to be the senator's career, that is just an aside, but I want to get the details correct.

Do you know any of this??

Thanks,
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:58 PM
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3. Details
Your research will garner you all the information on the details that you'll need.

Best of luck to you.
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