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Amy Koch reaffirms earlier decision to bow out of 2012 race

The former Senate majority leader says she's standing by her decision to not seek re-election. She resigned from the top job in the Senate following allegations that she had an affair with a staffer.
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The former Senate majority leader says she's standing by her decision to not seek re-election. She resigned from the top job in the Senate following allegations that she had an affair with a staffer.

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