Steve Israel Quits DCCC

You can’t really blame him for this:

Following Democratic setbacks in the midterms, Rep. Steve Israel said he has turned down House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s appeal to chair the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman for a third time.

The New York congressman will not run the party’s congressional campaign operations for the 2016 elections and is instead eyeing a spot in House Democratic leadership, Newsday reported Wednesday.

Last night, AOSHQDD pegged the new Congress at 250-185, the smallest Democratic caucus since before the Great Depression. And if the President doesn’t get himself back into shape quickly, they won’t fare much better (at least not on Capitol Hill) in 2016.

That just doesn’t leave the DCCC chair with much to do.