A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: INDIANA

INDIANA

Population (1994): 5,752,000; (up 3.8% from 1990), 2.2% of U.S.

Voting-age pop.: 4,298,000; 1994 turnout: 36%

Median age: 32.8 years

Median household income: $27,858 ($4,406 below U.S. median)

Unemployment: 4.2% (1.4% below U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 37% Bush (R): 43% Perot (I): 20%

Congressional delegation: Eight Republicans, four Democrats

Indiana is home to big-time sports and all-pro conservatives. Hoosiers rate a balanced budget and lower federal taxes as their priority political issues, and though four of their 10 House members are Democrats, none is considered a liberal. The last time they voted for...

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