A Maryland Republican state senator says his party has chosen new Senate leadership. Senator David Brinkley said the state’s Senate Republican Caucus chose Senator E.J. Pipkin, R-Cecil, to be the new minority leader. Pipkin had been serving as the Republican minority whip. He’s moving into the minority leader position after Senator Nancy Jacobs, R-Harford, stepped down from the position to consider running for other offices. Senator Edward Reilly, R-Anne Arundel, was chosen to be minority whip.