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These are recommendations made by tropers for The West Wing fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. After a few samples, you will be able to note the interests of the tropers recommending them, and judge whether you might be also interested in a certain 'fic.

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  • Recommended by: Troper Name
  • Synopsis: What's the story about? Give here a brief summary of the plot. It would be also useful to point out in what moment of the series the story takes place. If it's a Gen Fic but it has some romantic elements, note here the characters involved too.
  • Pairing(s): If it's a Shipping Fic, list here the pairings that feature in the fic (warn here if it's het, male slash or female slash). If it's a Gen Fic, remove this line. To tell the difference between the two, notice if the focus of the fic is on a romantic relationship or if it focuses on the other aspects of the story. In case of doubt, classify the story according to the genres it's been tagged: the Romance tag for Shipping, absence of that tag for Gen Fic.
  • Tags: If any are known. This would be things like W.A.F.F., Lemon, Dark Fic, any known Crossovers etc.

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2010 US Presidential Election by Multiple Authors
  • Recommended by: Lavanya Six
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A long-running, day-by-day account of the ongoing politics of The West Wing post-finale, from December 2008 up to the present day (Jan. 2013), as told by in-universe news articles. The Santos Administration grapples with the Great Recession and increasingly unpopular open-ended peacekeeping commitments inherited from the Bartlet Administration. Meanwhile, the Republicans suit up for a bruising Presidential nomination battle.
  • Notes: The title is an artifact at this point, as now the main storyline centers around the 2014 Presidential Election.

Their Voices Still by altschmerzes

  • Recommended by: RangerScout
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Toby takes Josh to synagogue, and together they say the Mourner's Kaddish for Leo. "Because that's what Jewish sons do when their fathers die. Even if that father happened to be a Catholic."

Bartlet History by AllThatMishigas on FFN.
  • Recommended by: Kamikashi
  • Status: Ongoing. 24 instalments so far.
  • Genre: Gen/Romance/Family/Drama
  • Synopsis: An ongoing glimpse into the origins of the current Bartlet family, from Jed's and Abbey's first meeting to (currently) his first Congressial Campaign. It showcases how the First Couple met, their initial struggles, the beginnings of their careers, the growth of their family and Jed's entrance into and rise in politics.
  • Pairing: Jed Bartlet/Abbey Bartlet
  • Comment: One of the longest, best and realistic looks at the possible backstory of the Bartlets I have come across so far. Read at your own pace – some pieces are Sorkin-level tough emotionally.

So It Goes by Nomad (nomadicwriter)

  • Recommended by: Kamikashi
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Gen/Romance/Drama
  • Synopsis: An in-depth look at the origins of the romance of the First Couple, from their first meeting to their engagement.
  • Pairing: Jed Bartlet/Abbey Bartlet
  • Tags: 1960s, Backstory, Child Abuse

West-Gate: A West Wing/Stargate Crossover by Melyanna (darthmelyanna)

  • Recommended by: Tropers/Kamikashi
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Gen/Drama/Sci-Fi
  • Synopsis: A 19-piece series of stories intersecting the Stargate with The West Wing. It all starts with President Bartlet wanting to meet key members of the Atlantis expedition; as his busy schedule demands, he has to drag them along on a trip to Australia on the Pacific Rim Conference. Unfortunately, Danny Concannon is also on the trip, and eventually uncovers the truth about the Stargate. Faced with this, Josiah Bartlet makes his final act as president the disclosure of the gate to the world. The stories after the disclosure thus deal with the fallout and changes this brings.
  • Pairings: Jed Bartlet/Abbey Bartlet, John Sheppard/Elizabeth Weir
  • Tags: crossover with Stargate Atlantis

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Stories which crossover with other characters or works.

Donna The Vampire Slayer by Nomad1

  • Recommended by: lindabhair
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Buffy dies in The Gift, Donna gets called. Hilarity ensues
  • Pairing(s): light Josh/Donna
  • Tags: crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, canon character death

Sunrise on the White House by Jaded

  • Recommended by: lindabhair, Mickey Moose
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Buffy's dead and cremated, so Dawn get's shipped off to live with her aunt and uncle's family, the Bartlets.
  • Pairing(s): background Charlie/Zoey, teased Dawn/Hoynes jr.
  • Tags: crossover with The West Wing, canon character death, AU after season 5 finale, some tertiary characters from Torchwood and Iron Man

The Pacific Rim by Melyanna

  • Recommended by: noram54
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When key members of the Atlantis expedition return to Earth, President Bartlet wants to meet with them. The only problem is that he has to take them with him to Australia.
  • Pairings: Sheppard/Weir
  • Tags: crossover with Stargate Atlantis

The Morning After by Methos2523

  • Recommended by: Marcus S Lazarus
  • Status: Dead; last updated May 2012
  • Synopsis: After the events of Chosen, the scooby gang and the new slayers pass through Vegas on their way to Cleveland... though the events of the Sunnydale Catastrophe, now national news, pale in comparison to the trouble Xander has found himself in this time...
  • Pairing(s): Xander Harris/Zoey Bartlett
  • Tags: crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, off-screen character death

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Stories whose primary focus is on romantic or sexual relationships between the cast.

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