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Humbled Minnesota Sen. Koch says no reelection bid

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Jan 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - State Sen. Amy Koch says she's sticking with her decision not to seek reelection after engaging in a relationship with a subordinate, despite comments she made last week.

Koch sat down Monday for an interview with The Associated Press at the Capitol. She's back to work Tuesday when the legislative starts. It's a little more than a month after she resigned as majority leader.

The resignation came after fellow senators confronted the married Koch about reports of an affair with a Senate employee. Koch would not reveal that person's identity. She says she's still married but wasn't wearing a ring.

In interviews last week with the Star Tribune and WCCO-TV, Koch said her decision not to seek reelection was hasty. But she said Tuesday she hasn't changed her mind.

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