Raw Story (hat tip to Election Central) is reporting that Silver City native Jeff Bingaman was elected to the Senate Leadership by his fellow Democrats yesterday. Starting in January, he’ll be Chairman of Committee Outreach, where he’ll serve as a liaison between the leadership and the various committee chairs.
According to a press release from the Senate Democrats:
As Chairman of Committee Outreach, Senator Bingaman will provide a voice in the Democratic leadership for Committee Chairs. Bingaman will harness the Committee Chairs’ tremendous knowledge and experience, and ensure their important committee work is advanced in a united and consistent manner.
Bingaman will also resume the position of Chairman for the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, currently held by New Mexico’s other senator, Pete Domenici.