The Democratic Senate leadership is going to be announced in a matter of minutes, and it’s likely to be another good day for Chuck Schumer. Schumer told me last week that he would “likely” accept Harry Reid’s request that he stay on as chair of the committee to elect Senate Democrats through 2008.
UPDATE: It’s done. Schumer is now the Vice-Chair of the Democratic Conference — the third-highest ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate — and still head of the DSCC.
Here’s part of his statement:
Schumer was also promoted to Chair of the Joint House-Senate Economic Committee (JEC).