Jailed Democrat Running For Open House Seat

  • A Virginia state lawmaker who went to jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and later married his 17-year-old victim is running in a special election.
  • State Sen. Joe Morrissey’s entry in the race to succeed Rep. Don McEachin has raised eyebrows in a state where Democrats have battled the perception that they are soft on the sexualization of children.
  • Morrissey, a twice-disbarred lawyer, was indicted in 2014 on a slew of charges resulting from his alleged affair with a 17-year-old staffer.
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