Senate Republicans will gather today to elect a new Senate majority leader to replace Sen. Amy Koch. This comes after Koch resigned her post after being confronted by Senate Republican leaders about allegations she had an "inappropriate relationship" with a male staffer. Koch later issued a statement apologizing for the relationship. The day after Koch's resignation, Senate Communications Director Michael Brodkorb was fired from his position with the Senate.
For reporters, this promises to be one of those days where you spend hours waiting for news. Today's first challenge was simply finding out where the vote was taking place. Senate GOP communications declined to officially release the location saying they would notify press later this morning. I have managed to find that out via my sources, so now I am headed to the location. I expect to spend several hours camped out by the room where the voting is taking place waiting for the big announcement.
One of Rochester's senators is expecting to be in the running for majority leader. Sen. Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, previously served as minority leader.