Newt Gingrich

Gingrich Says Democrats Are Years Ahead of GOP in Understanding Changing Demographics

Urging Republicans to stop being a party of opposition

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama and Democrats are "eight to 10 years ahead" of the Republican Party in understanding the rapidly changing face of the American electorate.

Gingrich tells "CBS This Morning" that GOP strategists have failed to respond effectively to the new demographic landscape.

Gingrich, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination last year, says poor strategy and questionable consulting last year cost the Republicans nine U.S. Senate seats that "we should have won."

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