Sen. Michael BennetMichael BennetPath to 60 narrows for Trump pick Trump’s budget jeopardizes America’s public lands heritage Under pressure, Dems hold back Gorsuch support MORE (D-Colo.) has no hard deadline to decide whether he will take on the chairmanship of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), a position he was offered but turned down in 2010.
Bennet spoke with Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidRepublican failure Senate about to enter 'nuclear option' death spiral Top GOP senator: 'Tragic mistake' if Democrats try to block Gorsuch MORE (D-Nev.) on Monday about the job, a Senate Democratic aide confirmed to The Hill, but has not yet made his decision.
Bennet turned down Reid’s offer in 2010, having just completed a tough race and with Democrats facing an uphill battle to retain the majority in 2012.
The freshman senator would be taking over a position held by Sen. Patty MurrayPatty MurraySenate Dems: Border wall is a budget 'poison pill' Inspector general reviewing HHS decision to halt ObamaCare ads Dems mock House GOP over lack of women in healthcare meeting MORE (D-Wash.), who oversaw unexpected gains for Democrats this year when the party added two seats.
Democrats again will have a challenge holding onto the Senate going into the 2014 elections, as six of their party members will be running in red states and six will compete in swing states.
But Bennet’s experience running in a swing state, as well as his ability to relate well to colleagues, could be an asset to the committee, sources say, as Democrats plan to place a large emphasis on recruitment, which boosted their efforts this past Election Day.
Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Hill’s Whip List: 32 Dems are against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee FCC: Over 12,000 callers couldn’t reach 911 during AT&T outage Live coverage: Day three of Supreme Court nominee hearing MORE (Minn.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandThe Hill’s Whip List: 32 Dems are against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Senators demand Pentagon action after nude photo scandal Chelsea Clinton to be honored by Variety, Lifetime MORE (N.Y.) and Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseGovernment Accountability Office will review Mar-a-Lago security procedures Green groups vow war over Trump’s climate rollback Gorsuch is restoring lost faith in government MORE (R.I.) have also been floated as options for the position, but a spokeswoman for Gillibrand said the senator isn’t interested.