A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: TENNESSEE

TENNESSEE

Population (1994): 5,175,000 (up 6.1% from 1990), 2% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 3,913,000; 1994 turnout, 38%

Median age: 33.6

Median household income: $28,639 ($3,625 below U.S. median)

Unemployment: 5% (0.6% below U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 47% Bush (R): 42% Perot (I): 10%

Congressional delegation: Four Democrats, seven Republicans

Tennessee was one of the plum prizes of the Republican revolution--in 1994 the Volunteer State, with a Democratic tradition dating back to Reconstruction, elected two Republican Senators and shifted its House delegation from 6-to-3 Democratic to 5-to-4 Republican. Two retirees, Jamie Quillen (R) and Harold...

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