Oh this guy is a prize for sure. Real piece of work.
But.. he did win this one as an independent. He surrendered his seat, won as a Democrat, as part of a plea deal.
The Democrats ran Kevin Sullivan, who lost, along with the Republican Matt Walton.
But Morrissey wouldn’t give up — he promptly quit his party to run as an independent for his seat, sleeping in jail and wearing an electronic monitoring device as he campaigned during the day.
Legislators from both parties denounced him as unfit to serve and began studying how to expel him if he won.
‘Mr. Morrissey’s election tonight does not change the fact that his actions fall grievously short of the standards of a public servant in the House of Delegates,’ House Speaker William Howell, a Republican, said in a statement.
Seems the people of Virginia love this character. The parties and the bar? Not so much.
Oh, and allegedly impregnated. I agree, he’s very, highly, likely the father, but we don’t have those facts just yet.