Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Kirsten Gillibrand won't be chairing the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee after all.
Gillibrand's rise in the Senate has led to rumors about where her elevated profile might take her, with the DCCC seen as a strong possibility.
Chuck Schumer isn't raising all that money for nothing.
Schumer collected $402,000 in the third quarter, despite not having another election until 2016, but he also gave away a whopping $1 million donation to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
His junior colleague, Kirsten Gillibrand, gave $250,000 to the committee, making them two of the more generous donors to the Democratic effort to protect the party's majority in the Senate.
Earlier this week, I wrote about Kirsten Gillibrand's newfound role as a valued endorser of local Democratic candidates and officials.
This morning comes a report that her colleagues in the Senate might be trying to recruit her to boost them too. Citing an anonymous Senate aide, The Hill reports that Gillibrand is being discussed as a possible chair for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2014.