Posted at 4:08 PM on November 3, 2010
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: MN Legislature
GOP Sen. Amy Koch of Buffalo says she's running to become Majority Leader of the Minnesota Senate.
"I am running," Koch said. " I spoke to Dave about it this morning."
Koch was instrumental in helping Republicans gain control of the MN Senate for the first time in 38 years. She both recruited and campaigned for many of the candidates who were elected on Tuesday night.
Koch said she talked GOP Sen. Dave Senjem of Rochester about the position. Senjem currently serves as Senate Minority Leader and may also make a play for the position. On Tuesday night, Senjem wouldn't say whether he'd run for the slot.
"I haven't thought about that," Senjem said. "We'll decide that in the next day or so."
Senate Republicans will meet on Friday afternoon to elect a Majority Leader. The caucus will also elect a new President of the Senate and four assistant majority leaders.