A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: NEW HAMPSHIRE

Population (1994): 1,137,000 (up 2.5% from 1990), 0.2% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 843,000; 1994 turnout, 48%

Median age: 32.8 years

Median household income: $35,245 ($2,981 above U.S. median)

Unemployment: 3.6% (2% below U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 39% Bush (R): 38% Perot (I): 23%

Congressional delegation: No Democrats, four Republicans

For a thumbnail sketch of New Hampshire politics, one need only look at the license plates, emblazoned with the motto live free or die. In true libertarian fashion, New Hampshire imposes neither income nor sales tax on its residents. Not surprisingly, the G.O.P., protector of low...

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