Reid in 'no rush' to name head of Senate Democrats' 2012 campaign efforts

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidReid 'fairly certain' Democrats will win Senate Satanists balk at Cruz comparison Cory Booker is Clinton secret weapon 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 MenendezSenate confirms Obama's long-stalled ambassador to Mexico Democrats block energy spending bill over Iran amendment Senate close to voting on Mexico ambassador MORE (D-N.J.) is the outgoing DSCC chairman, and several Democratic senators — including Colorado Sen. Michael BennetMichael BennetGOP Senate candidate wins right to be on Colorado ballot EPA ozone rule looms large in swing state 2 Colorado Senate candidates fail to qualify for ballot MORE — have said they don't want to lead the campaign committee in 2012.

Sen. John CornynJohn CornynFirst US Zika death reported in Puerto Rico Senate confirms Obama's long-stalled ambassador to Mexico Overnight Healthcare: Medicare fight looms on Capitol Hill MORE (R-Texas) will serve a second term as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the coming cycle.

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