A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: TEXAS

TEXAS

Population (1994): 18,378,000 (up 8.2% from 1990), 7.1% of U.S.

Voting-age population: 13,166,000; 1994 turnout, 33%

Median age: 30.8 years

Median household income: $30,755 ($1,509 below U.S. median)

Unemployment: 6.0% (0.4% above U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 37% Bush (R): 41% Perot (I): 22%

Congressional delegation: 19 Democrats, 13 Republicans

As a result of a June Supreme Court decision, nearly half of Texas' districts will have new primaries on Nov. 5 and runoff elections--if no candidate receives a majority--in December. Thus the outcome of the battle for control of the U.S. House could have to...

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