Democrats still hunting for DSCC chairman
Senate Democrats have yet to settle on a chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Majority Leader Harry Reid, who was elected by his colleagues Tuesday to serve as Democratic leader in the 112th Congress, has struggled to find a taker for the DSCC job for the next cycle, when 23 incumbents are up for re-election. Unlike other leadership posts, the DSCC chairman is appointed by the Nevada Democrat.
Potential candidates for the job include Sens. Tom Udall (N.M.) Mark Udall (Colo.) and Patty Murray (Wash.). Others, including Sens. Mark Warner (Va.), Al Franken (Minn.) and Michael Bennet (Colo.) turned down offers to replace Sen. Bob Menendez (N.J.) at the DSCC next year.