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Progressive strategist says changing demographics will help Dems

Progressive strategist Ruy Teixeira said in an interview that aired Monday on "What America's Thinking" that changing demographics in the U.S. are benefitting the Democratic Party. 

"It is a fact that the way the demographics in the United States are evolving helps the Democrats," Teixeira, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons last week. 

"It merely provides an opportunity, but it's not guaranteed," he continued. 

Minorities, whose share of the U.S. population is growing, played a major role in November's midterm elections, which saw Democrats take control of the House and win statewide and local races across the country. 

Hispanic and Asian voters in Nevada helped deliver victories to Sen.-elect Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenHouse Democrats introduce bill to invest 0 billion in STEM research and education Hillicon Valley: Productivity, fatigue, cybersecurity emerge as top concerns amid pandemic | Facebook critics launch alternative oversight board | Google to temporarily bar election ads after polls close Lawmakers introduce legislation to boost cybersecurity of local governments, small businesses MORE (D), who defeated incumbent Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerOn The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare Lobbying World Democrats spend big to put Senate in play MORE (R), while Hispanic voters in New Mexico helped propel Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamNew Mexico fines two megachurches K each over packed Christmas Eve services CHC urges Biden to choose Latinos to head Education Department, SBA: report Hispanic Caucus ramps up Cabinet pressure campaign MORE (D), who will be the state's first Democratic Latina governor. 

— Julia Manchester