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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (left) chats with Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr., James City Republican, outside the Senate Republican Caucus room at the Capitol in Richmond on Tuesday. The governor addressed the caucus before the debate and vote on the budget. The Senate failed to pass the budget. (Associated Press)

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (left) chats with Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr., James City Republican, outside the Senate Republican Caucus room at the Capitol in Richmond on Tuesday. The governor addressed the caucus before the debate and vote on the budget. The Senate failed to pass the budget. (Associated Press)

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