According to the 2005 American Community Survey, 4.47 percent of Maine’s population speaks French. In Louisiana, that number is only 3.19 percent, making Maine the most French-speaking state per capita in the country.
In an effort to target Franco-American voters, Rosa Scarcelli is airing radio ads in French out of WEZR in Lewiston, according to an AP wire story from the Bangor Daily News.
This is at least the second attempt from Rosa to reach out to Franco-Mainers, after her campaign pushed out this video in early May. The video features a Franco-Mainer discussing the plight of Francos in Maine and voicing her support for Scarcelli. She even throws in a little French for good measure, but I’m not sure the video does a great job explaining why Franco-Mainers should support Rosa.