Republican Sen. Dennis Pyle has joined the race for Senate vice president against rival Sens. Molly Baumgardner and Rick Wilborn.
Pyle sent out an email to senators Monday, asking for their support for the leadership position.
In an interview, Pyle said it was important to bring geographic diversity to the leadership team, noting that the chamber's leaders shouldn't be mostly from one region of the state.
"There are geographical reasons to get in this race," Pyle said.
"Geography plays into leadership races, I think. We don't need a leadership delegation that is totally made up of all . . .