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    The 5th Congressional District of Connecticut covers much of the western side of the state, dipping down to include the northern towns of Fairfield County. It has two arms that reach into the hills of central Connecticut--one to Democratic Meriden, and the other to the affluent and Republican-leaning Farmington Valley suburbs of Hartford. This district was carefully drawn by a bipartisan redistricting commission to provide a "fair fight" between two incumbents forced into the same district because Connecticut lost a House seat in the 2000 Census.

    District Demographics (More Info)

       * Cook Partisan Voting Index: D + 4
       * District Size: 1,282 square miles
       * Population in 2000: 681,113; 85.9% urban; 14.1% rural
       * Median Household Income: $53,118; 7.7% are below the poverty line
       * Occupation: 22.4% blue collar; 62.9% white collar; 14.6% gray collar; 11.9% military veterans
       * Race/Ethnic Origin: 80.2% White, 5.2% Black, 2.1% Asian, 0.2% Amer. Indian, 0.0% Hawaiian, 1.5% Two+ races, 0.3% Other, 10.5% Hispanic origin
       * Ancestry: 14.5% Italian, 12.7% Irish, 8.2% German

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Mon Sep 04, 2006 at 06:58:34 AM PDT

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