off. Tonight Governor Terry McAuliffe says the tea party was in control at the State Capitol Thursday night. That's when the General Assembly passed the two-year budget without expanding Medicaid, and made it more difficult for the Governor to extend health insurance benefits on his own. Once the budget bill reaches his desk, McAuliffe has seven days to act. He spoke to reporters this afternoon at an unrelated bill signing ceremony in Richmond, but said he hasn't decided what he will do. Governor Terry McAuliffe/(D) Virginia: i think it's clear from what you saw the tea party took control of the General Assembly last night, And with that i want to make sure that's what's in it is something i can live with, that's in the best interests of the commonwealth of virginia, plain and simple. : McAuliffe said the resignation of Democratic State Senator Phil Puckett earlier this week was a game changer. And he told reporters he believes the defeat of Congressman Eric Cantor in a Republican primary encouraged members of the tea party to turn their attention to the General Assembly.