From NBC's Ken Strickland and Mike Viqueira
Senate Democrats are elevating Sen. Chuck Schumer to the number-three position of vice chairman of the Senate Democratic Conference. Schumer has been lauded over the past week for his leadership as head of the party's Senate campaign committee, which helped the party net the six seats they needed to retake the majority. This promotion can be seen as a reward of sorts.
Sen. Patty Murray (D) of Washington state, who had been expected to take the number-three slot, will become number four in the leadership instead