Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) has been asked by Majority Leader Harry Reid to head the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Politico
reported Friday, citing a senior party source.
The freshman senator did not immediately decide whether to take the post, which would put him in charge of the Capitol Hill panel devoted to electing Democrats.
Reid made the overture during a conversation Tuesday, Politico said.
, the former Denver schools chief, hung on to his seat by fewer than 16,000 votes over GOP challenger Ken Buck after an expensive race that featured nasty TV ads. He was appointed to replace Ken Salazar in the Senate in early 2009, when Salazar was named secretary of the Interior.
Other senators floated as possible candidates for DSCC chief are Chuck Schumer of New York, Colorado's Mark Udall and Jeanne Shaheen, among others, according to The Washington Post