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 — Presented by CTIA and America's wireless industry — Prosecutors used FISA warrant to get info on Huawei | Study finds discrimination in Facebook ads | Bezos retains voting control over ex-wife's Amazon stocks More than 30 Senate Dems ask Trump to reconsider Central American aid cuts Dem senators introduce bill to combat sexual harassment in STEM MORE (D), who defeated incumbent Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerTrump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary Oregon Dem top recipient of 2018 marijuana industry money, study finds MORE (R), while Hispanic voters in New Mexico helped propel Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamNew governors chart ambitious paths in first 100 days Leader of militia group allegedly talked of assassination training for Obama, Clinton FBI arrests leader of militia seen detaining migrants on gun charge MORE (D), who will be the state's first Democratic Latina governor. 

— Julia Manchester