Leading either the NRSC or the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is often a way for ambitious senators to bolster their résumés and build ties to key donors. Scott, a former governor, is widely viewed as a potential presidential candidate in 2024. The election for DSCC chair is not expected to happen Tuesday.
Sen. Todd Young of Indiana led the NRSC this past cycle, where Senate Republicans appear likely to hold a slim majority. While Democrats gained a net seat after Tuesday’s election, Republicans held onto their incumbents in three competitive states — North Carolina, Maine and Iowa, all rated as toss-ups.
Control of the Senate, however, will not be determined until Jan. 5, when Georgia will hold two runoff elections for GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Should Democrats manage to win both of those seats, they will hold the Senate majority if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the White House.
Burgess Everett contributed to this report.