Peters poised to lead Senate Democrats’ campaign arm

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) is poised to become the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2022 cycle as Democrats seek to defend their control of the 50-50 split Senate, according to multiple people familiar with the internal deliberations.Peters is beginning his second term after winning a narrow victory over Republican John James in Michigan last year in one of just two competitive races featuring Democratic incumbents defending their seats. Democrats took control of the Senate majority after flipping four seats — in Arizona, Colorado and both Georgia seats — and losing just one, in Alabama.The DSCC chair is selected by incoming Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who previously ran the committee for two cycles in 2006 and 2008, and has led the party’s political strategy as Democratic leader for the past four years. Peters emerged as the frontrunner recently, according to two people familiar with the discussion who

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By James Arkin

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