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Sen. Gimse of Willmar, Minn., considers run for Senate majority leader


WILLMAR -- Saying he would be a "calming voice" and provide "decisive leadership" during a time when the Republican Party is in turmoil, Sen. Joe Gimse said he's considering making a bid to be Senate majority leader.

In an interview Monday, Gimse said Senate Republicans need a leader that can "bring the caucus together" following the abrupt resignation last week of Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch from the post. She has said she will not resign her Senate seat.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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