Virginia Dems give primary win to man who pleaded to sex with a minor (while in his 50s)

Virginia Dems give primary win to man who pleaded to sex with a minor (while in his 50s)
Joe Morrissey. CBS 6 Richmond video

[Ed. – Don’t ever, and I mean ever, mention Roy Moore again.  None of you out there.  Shovel it. (- J.E.)]

A Virginia Democrat, who was accused in 2014 of having sex with his teenage secretary he later married, won the Democratic primary on Tuesday for the state’s 16th Senate District.

Joe Morrissey, a former state legislator, defeated incumbent senator Rosalyn Dance by over 10 points despite Gov. Ralph Northam endorsing her in the final weekend of the campaign.

His victory in the primary comes even though he was sentenced four years ago and jailed over a scandal involving a minor. He was in his fifties at the time while the minor was 17 years old. She worked at his law office.

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[D]espite the past legal problems, voter strongly endorsed Morrissey’s platform that consists of a number of progressive measures, including higher minimum wage and marijuana decriminalization.

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