Rep. Asa Hutchinson
The first district includes much of the state's Delta land--the flat, lowlands on both sides of the lower Mississippi River-- and stretches west to the Ozarks. This district is relatively poor, with the average median income only $18,180, and undereducated with only 26% college educated. Eighty-one percent of the 588,588 population is white. Blacks make up 18%, and Hispanics 1%. The district started out as heavily Democratic, but after the civil right revolution evened out. The first district of Arkansas in Clinton's home state gave him 58% of the vote in 1996, whereas Dole received 33%. In 1992 Clinton got 59%, while Bush only received 32%.