A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: MONTANA

MONTANA

Population (1994): 850,000 (up 7.1% from 1990), 0.3% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 623,000; 1994 turnout, 56%

Median age: 33.8 years

Median household income: $27,631 ($4,633 below U.S. median)

Unemployment: 5.2% (0.4% below U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 38% Bush (R): 35% Perot (I): 26%

Congressional delegation: Two Democrats, one Republican

Known for its striking natural beauty, the Big Sky Country has more than 50 state parks and still considers agriculture, especially wheat and cattle, its economic mainstay. Despite this year's highly publicized Freeman standoff in Jordan and the arrest of the Unabomber suspect near...

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