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  In fiercely proud Maine, state's 6 US Senate candidates can't call it their birthplace
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Last EditedRBH  Oct 08, 2012 03:03pm
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MediaNewspaper - Star Tribune, The (Minneapolis - St. Paul)
News DateMonday, October 8, 2012 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMaine has always been proud of the commodities it claims as homegrown, among them Stephen King, L.L. Bean, lobster, and a host of political icons including Edmund Muskie, George Mitchell and Olympia Snowe.

But no matter what happens in the election this fall to replace the retiring Snowe, Mainers won't get a native to represent the state. All six candidates — a Republican, a Democrat and four independents — are transplants from other states, or as folks in Maine say, "from away."

That's a bit of a shocker to the natives.

"Holy catfish. I get a chill down my back," said Maine humorist Tim Sample.
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