Sen. Michael BennetMichael BennetSenate passes college anti-Semitism bill Speculation and starting points: accreditation, a new administration and a new Congress The untold stories of the 2016 battle for the Senate 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 ReidReid defends relationship with McConnell in farewell speech Reid: Filibuster will end, it's just a matter of when Senate holds two-hour Biden lovefest 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 MurrayReid defends relationship with McConnell in farewell speech Top Dem signals likely opposition to Sessions nomination Overnight Finance: Trump takes victory lap at Carrier plant | House passes 'too big to fail' revamp | Trump econ team takes shape 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 KlobucharCures bill clears first Senate hurdle The Hill's 12:30 Report GOP wants to move fast on Sessions MORE (Minn.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandDepleted Dems look to Senate for 2020 nominee Confirm Gary Richard Brown for the Eastern District of New York GOP shouldn't play politics with Mattis pick MORE (N.Y.) and Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseGOP wants to move fast on Sessions Dem senator backing Sessions for attorney general Dems pledge to fight Sessions nomination MORE (R.I.) have also been floated as options for the position, but a spokeswoman for Gillibrand said the senator isn’t interested.