Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThis week: Congress awaits Comey testimony Will Republicans grow a spine and restore democracy? Racial representation: A solution to inequality in the People’s House 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 MenendezThe Mideast-focused Senate letter we need to see Taiwan deserves to participate in United Nations The way forward on the Iran nuclear deal under President Trump MORE (D-N.J.) is the outgoing DSCC chairman, and several Democratic senators — including Colorado Sen. Michael BennetMichael BennetSenators introduce lifetime lobbying ban for lawmakers Undocumented activist living in church gets stay of removal Overnight Regulation: Senate confirms SEC pick | House GOP passes 'comp time' bill | MORE — have said they don't want to lead the campaign committee in 2012.

Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSenate feels pressure for summer healthcare vote Republicans give Trump's budget the cold shoulder Pavlich: Politicizing the FBI MORE (R-Texas) will serve a second term as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the coming cycle.