Washington, DC — Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today his appointment of Senator Patty Murray to chair the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). Senator Murray served in this role previously from 2001 to 2003. Senator Murray replaces Senator Bob Menendez who has the led the DSCC since 2009.
“It’s critical that we have an experienced, strong hand steering the DSCC. Patty Murray is that person, and the entire caucus appreciates her decision to take this role,” said Senator Reid. “Senator Murray always had the determination to fight for what she believes in. She’s always won. And I’m confident that as the head of the DSCC, she’ll do it again.”
“I’m not agreeing to chair the DSCC because it’s easy, I’m doing it because our country is facing tough times and we need tough leaders who will make our economy and jobs the top priority,” said Senator Murray. “Senate Republicans made clear only days after the last election that defeating President Obama was the top priority. My top priority, and the top priority of Senate Democrats, is to create jobs and get the economy moving again. That’s a clear difference, and serves as great motivation. Maintaining a Democratic majority is the best way to accomplish that goal.”