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 RosenHillicon Valley: Trump seeks review of Pentagon cloud-computing contract | FTC weighs updating kids' internet privacy rules | Schumer calls for FaceApp probe | Report says states need more money to secure elections Senators introduce legislation to boost cyber defense training in high school Key endorsements: A who's who in early states MORE (D), who defeated incumbent Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerThis week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report Trump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary MORE (R), while Hispanic voters in New Mexico helped propel Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico Democratic governors call on Trump, McConnell to support gun control measures New Mexico says EPA abandoned state in fight against toxic 'forever chemicals' MORE (D), who will be the state's first Democratic Latina governor. 

— Julia Manchester