Himes will serve as national finance chairman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut will be the new national finance chairman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the 2014 cycle, according to two well-placed Democratic sources on Capitol Hill.
Officials announced the new position for Himes, a three-term Democrat from Connecticut, at a morning meeting for members.
The committee previously named Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz of Pennsylvania as its finance chairwoman, but in recent weeks, she has indicated she plans to run for governor in 2014.
Himes has major fundraising bona fides. Not only does he serve on the House Financial Services Committee, he’s also a former employee of Goldman Sachs. His base in the 4th District is Greenwich, Conn., one of the wealthiest communities in the country.
Himes has been an active with the DCCC in recent cycles. In 2012, he served as chairman of the committee’s Frontline program for incumbent retention.
The DCCC did not immediately return a request for comment.
Here is a rundown of the previously named DCCC 2014 leadership team.