A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH CAROLINA

Population (1994): 3,664,000 (up 5.1% from 1990), 1.4% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 2,740,000; 1994 turnout, 34%

Median age: 32.0 years

Median household income: $29,846 ($2,418 below U.S. median)

Unemployment: 4.9% (0.7% below U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Bush (R): 48% Clinton (D): 40% Perot (I): 12%

Congressional delegation: Three Democrats, five Republicans

Once upon a time the Palmetto State was a bastion of Democratism--of the 99,000 South Carolinians who voted for President in 1940, 96% were members of the old coalition party brought together by Franklin D. Roosevelt. As recently as 1976, Jimmy Carter won the...

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