A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: NEBRASKA

NEBRASKA

Population (1994): 1,623,000 (up 2.8% from 1990), 0.6% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 1,192,000; 1994 turnout, 48%

Median age: 33 years

Median household income: $31,794 ($470 below U.S. median)

Unemployment: 2.7% (2.9% below U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 29% Bush (R): 47% Perot (I): 24%

Congressional delegation: Two Democrats, three Republicans

It became a state in 1867, the 37th, and Nebraska has remained a wide-open, Great Plains region ever since, with a unicameral legislative body composed of 49 nonpartisan Senators. For half a century, Nebraska has been one of the most Republican states...

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