Washington (CNN) – Two Senior Democratic sources tell CNN Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid discussed with Colorado Senator Michael Bennet the possibility of taking over the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, but one of the sources now says Bennet has said no.
The two talked this week, the sources said.
Earlier Friday, one of the Democratic sources told CNN "the ask has been made, and Michael has been thinking about it."
Later the same source said Bennet said no to the job.
All along Democratic sources said it was unlikely that Bennet would take the job. He just barely won a brutal battle to keep his Senate seat, and he has three young children.
The DSCC is in charge of getting Democratic Senate candidates elected, and Democrats will have to defend 23 incumbent Senate seats in the 2012 election cycle, a daunting task.