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Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe, accompanied by his wife, Dorothy, announces his transition team Wednesday at the Capitol in Richmond. Any spending plans he has will have to be approved by a Republican-weighted General Assembly with its own agenda. (associated press)
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Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe, accompanied by his wife, Dorothy, announces his transition team Wednesday at the Capitol in Richmond. Any spending plans he has will have to be approved by a Republican-weighted General Assembly with its own agenda. (associated press)

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