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Michel: ‘No playbook’ for Koch scandal

Geoff Michel’s short but memorable reign as acting Senate majority leader came to an end last Tuesday when the chamber’s GOP caucus elected a new chief, Dave Senjem, along with a whole new slate of assistant majority leaders. And though his tenure was only 12 days long, the episode has apparently left Michel among the figures most damaged by the upheaval surrounding the resignation of former Majority Leader Amy Koch.

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Senate GOP confirms: Allegations of ‘inappropriate’ relationship led to Koch’s resignation

Allegations of an improper relationship with a legislative staffer are what pushed former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch abruptly resign her post Thursday and announce she would not seek re-election in 2012, GOP caucus leaders confirmed at a Capitol news conference Friday. They would not identify the staffer in question, citing legal concerns, but said it was a male staffer and someone who reported directly to Koch.

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