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

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (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 Menendez (D-N.J.) is the outgoing DSCC chairman, and several Democratic senators — including Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet — have said they don't want to lead the campaign committee in 2012.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) will serve a second term as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the coming cycle.

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