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Journalists and Minnesota Republican Senate staff members gather Tuesday morning to await results of a majority leader election. Republican senators met in a Roseville hotel. (Don Davis /

Senate Republican have no new majority leader despite meeting since 9 a.m.


Update 5 p.m.

Minnesota's Republican senators have been gathered behind closed doors at a Roseville hotel meeting room since 9 a.m. this morning to select a new majority leader.

No decision has been made yet.

A Republican caucus spokesman just told the media that the selection process is still in progress and it would be at least 30 minutes before the caucus elects a new leader.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.