Gillibrand Not Interested In Leading Senate Dems’ Campaign Arm


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is not interested in running Democrats’ Senate campaign arm for the 2016 election cycle.

That’s a according to an aide to the senator who told Politico that she’s not interested in running the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which is currently chaired by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO).

“She is not seeking to be DSCC chair,” Gillibrand spokesman Glen Caplin told Politico.

Bennet is up for reelection in 2016 and is not expected to keep the job.

Other names who have been mentioned for the job are Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Jon Tester (D-MT).