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Senate Republicans elect Interim Leader after Paul Gazelka stepped down

Mark Johnson

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- Senate Republicans have elected Deputy Leader Mark Johnson (R - East Grand Forks) as Interim Leader until an election for a permanent Leader can be held in coming weeks.

After five years of leading the Senate Republican Caucus, Paul Gazelka announced he was stepping down from his position effective immediately.

See the letter from Majority Leader Gazelka announcing his intention to step down here.

Miranda Johnson

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