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Minorities to become the majority for Democratic caucus in U.S. House
The Democratic caucus of the U. S. House of Representatives is set to make history after the 2012 elections. The non-partisan Cook Political Reports projects for the first time in American history there will be a minority majority party faction in Congress.
According to the analysis, males will make up 46 to 48 percent of the Democrats in the House. Minorities and women will make up the rest.
In 1950 white men made up 98 percent of House Democrats. That had dropped to 53 percent after the 2010 elections.