A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: MAINE

MAINE

Population (1994): 1,240,000 (up 1.0% from 1990), 0.5% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 931,000; 1994 turnout, 54%

Median age: 33.9 years

Median household income: $30,316 ($1,948 below U.S. median)

Unemployment: 5% (0.6% below U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 39% Bush (R): 30% Perot (I): 30%

Congressional delegation: One Democrat, three Republicans

Maine is still mostly rural, and its people--from the potato farmers of Aroostook County to the lobstermen of the choppy Atlantic--retain a well-developed delight in the American gift of independence. Once the barometer of the country--"As Maine goes, so goes the nation"--the Pine Tree...

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