A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA

Population (1994): 6,552,000 (up 5.9% from 1990); 2.5% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 4,967,000; 1994 turnout, 41%

Median age: 32.6 years

Median household income: $37,647 ($5,383 above U.S. median)

Unemployment: 3.9% (1.7% less than U.S average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 41% Bush (R): 45% Perot (I): 14%

Congressional delegation: Seven Democrats, six Republicans

The home of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, Virginia can make a legitimate claim to be the birthplace of the American Revolution. But with 10 of 11 House incumbents expected to win reelection, a political revolution at the polls seems unlikely in 1996. The...

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