Et Tu, Mainers?

Et Tu, Mainers?

George Bush may be a summertime neighbor in Kennebunkport, but the final election returns showed that Maine voters awarded the President a sorry third place in November's balloting, with 206,504 votes (30.39%), trailing Ross Perot, who won 206,820 (30.44%) and Bill Clinton, the victor with 263,420 (38.8%). Perot finished second in one other state, Utah. His strong run in Maine showed again that the state is receptive to mavericks. Down Easters chose independent James Longley as Governor in 1974 and made Jerry Brown the winner of last February's Democratic caucuses.


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