Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidBill O'Reilly: Politics helped kill Kate Steinle, Zarate just pulled the trigger Tax reform is nightmare Déjà vu for Puerto Rico Ex-Obama and Reid staffers: McConnell would pretend to be busy to avoid meeting with Obama MORE (D-Nev.) said he's in "no rush" to name Senate Democrats' new campaign chief.

Reid said an announcement of which senator would next head the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) would probably not come until the week after Christmas.

"We've had a lot of progress," Reid said at a press conference on Capitol Hill. "We're in no rush to do that."

Democrats have faced a series of setbacks in their efforts to recruit a new DSCC chairman, who will face an incredibly difficult electoral map in 2012. Democrats have to defend 23 seats in two years, many of which are in Republican-leaning or swing states.

Sen. Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezSenate ethics panel resumes Menendez probe after judge declares mistrial Judge declares mistrial in Menendez bribery case Menendez jury deadlocked, ordered to keep trying MORE (D-N.J.) is the outgoing DSCC chairman, and several Democratic senators — including Colorado Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetAvalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign GOP and Dems bitterly divided by immigration Schumer downplays shutdown chances over DACA fight MORE — have said they don't want to lead the campaign committee in 2012.

Sen. John CornynJohn CornynMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Air Force makes criminal reporting changes after Texas massacre We need a better pathway for allowing civilians to move guns across state lines MORE (R-Texas) will serve a second term as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the coming cycle.