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Virginia Senate Republican Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. of James City County, said Democrats should have a better reason to change the rules than simply to undo what Republicans did in 2012. “I can tell you that from my perspective today ... the institution of the Senate of Virginia should be embarrassed today,” he said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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