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Latest stories on Minnesota GOP struggles

Posted at 9:43 AM on December 19, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Politics

A lot of writing going on the past few days and today on Minnesota Republicans and the leadership's struggle to right the ship. MPR's Capitol View blog reports:

Several Republican senators are starting to suggest that if they were in Sen. Amy Koch's position they would resign instead of bringing further attention to the scandal.

The comments came just two days after senators admitted publicly that they confronted Koch about an inappropriate relationship with a Senate staffer.

Koch has not made any public statements since she announced she was resigning her leadership position on Thursday.

The scramble to see who will be the next majority leader is also starting behind the scenes. Dave Thompson has already told reporters that he's considering the job.

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Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.