November 16th, 2010
12:31 PM ET
4 years ago

Help wanted: DSCC

Washington (CNN) - When Senate Democrats held their leadership elections Tuesday morning, one spot was left vacant.

There is still no chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and it appears the reason is that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hasn't convinced anyone to take the job yet.

The DSCC is in charge of getting Democratic senators elected, and with 23 Senate incumbents up for re-election in 2012–many of them in swing states– being DSCC Chair is a daunting task.

New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen had been rumored for the post.

But when we asked if she has any interest in being DSCC Chair, she said "no" without missing a beat.

There has been buzz about Massachusetts Senator John Kerry too.

Does he want it, we asked?

"No. I did it," he replied with a laugh.

North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan has also been talked about for the job.

We asked if she wants it as she was getting in the elevator, and she gave a smile and a thumbs down before the doors closed.

Last week, Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado turned down a request from Reid to take the job.

Democratic sources say Reid is now trying to convince Bennet to change his mind.


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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    HELP WANTED: Urgent opening for a Captain of the USS DemocRAT Senate Titanic. MUST be willing to go down with the ship.

    Good luck finding a sacrifical lamb for this obvious loser of a position!

    November 16, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    FYI: Midterm elections open up positions to be filled, people are asked to fill positions and they have the right to decline. You don't have to be a Democrat or Republican to understand the history of midterm elections, just have an I.Q. above 0.

    November 16, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  3. Sherri W.W.

    I REALLY wish that people who dont understand anything about anything would talk a LOT less~THAT would help the U.S.A.more than any other thing!~to start with,NP is one of the greatest Speakers of all times~and for those who dont know John Boehner~hang on! You will know him a lot more than you wish to,shortly!~He has been known as the TOP GUY for ALL THE LOBBYISTS TO GO TO,FOR YEARS!~and this position is for CAMPAIGNS,not Senate leadership of Dems! Have a nice Year coming up folks!

    November 16, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |