Virginia Democrat Who Was Charged With Sex With a Minor Wins Primary
Former state legislator Joe Morrissey, who in 2014 was charged with sex with a minor, won Tuesday night’s Democratic primary for Virginia’s 16th Senate District, defeating an incumbent senator who had the support of Gov. Ralph Northam (D.).
Morrissey, who served in the House of Delegates earlier in the decade, defeated Democratic state senator Rosalyn Dance by over ten points. Dance had touted an endorsement from the scandal-plagued Northam and campaigned with the governor in the final weekend of the campaign.
“The Governor strongly supports Senator Dance for reelection,” a campaign adviser for Northam told the Washington Post.