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.