Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Michigan Sen. Gary Peters will lead Democrats' efforts to keep control of the Senate in 2022 as chair of the party's senatorial campaign committee.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced Thursday that Peters had been chosen to lead the group.
"I look forward to drawing on my own experience winning tough races to continue that work, and I am grateful to [Senate] majority leader [Chuck] Schumer and our caucus for trusting me with this responsibility," Peters said in a statement.
"We have a great opportunity in 2022 to defend and expand our Democratic majority so we can keep working to protect our health, rebuild our economy stronger than before and deliver real progress for the American people."
Democrats will defend seats in Pennsylvania and Ohio in two years, and Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson hasn't decided yet if he will run again.
Schumer called Peters "battle-tested" and said he knows how to win in battleground states.
"Senate Democrats will be well-positioned to continue to win and get results that will improve the lives of millions of Americans," he said.
In November, Peters narrowly edged Republican John James to keep his seat in the Senate.