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Senate Majority Leader-designate Amy Koch of Buffalo addresses the media in this undated photo. Koch joined House speaker-designate Kurt Zellers on Tuesday as they announced a new, streamlined committee structure. Their Republican Party takes control of the House and Senate in January. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Update: Majority Leader Koch resigns position, announces she will not seek re-election as senator

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Update 5:35: Majority Leader Koch resigns position, announces she will not seek re-election as senator

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch is resigning from her leadership post and will not seek re-election to the Senate.

There was no immediate hint as to why she left or when a replacement would be named.

Koch often has been mentioned as a possible replacement for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann or as a governor candidate in 2014.

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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.
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