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VaNews for Rosalyn Dance

Supreme Court of Virginia rejects Morrissey's bid to win back his law license

By FRANK GREEN, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

The Supreme Court of Virginia on Thursday rejected a bid by Joe Morrissey, a former state delegate and now a candidate for state Senate, to reverse a three-judge panel’s decision revoking his law license last year.

VaNews July 19, 2019

Elections officials fine Morrissey over labeling of campaign videos; Kilgore has ballot glitch

By MEL LEONOR, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Former Del. Joe Morrissey, who upset Sen. Rosalyn Dance, D-Petersburg, in the June 11 Democratic primary, was fined $600 by state election officials Monday. The Virginia State Board of Elections found that ads disseminated on Facebook and Vimeo by Morrissey weren’t properly labeled with the disclosures the state requires.

VaNews June 25, 2019

Morrissey Vows to Appeal $600 Facebook Ad Fine in Court


Virginia’s Board of Elections fined Democratic Senate candidate Joe Morrissey $600 on Monday for failing to properly disclose two campaign videos he advertised on Facebook. The controversial former lawmaker called the board’s unanimous decision “specious” and vowed to appeal it in court.

VaNews June 25, 2019

Race begins with swap of ‘lie’ claims

By BILL ATKINSON, Progress Index (Metered paywall - 10 articles a month)

The opponents in November’s 16th Senate District election are swapping charges of spreading lies about each other. Democrat Joseph D. Morrissey, who once employed independent challenger Waylin K. Ross as a legislative assistant during his days in the House of Delegates, is accusing Ross of not telling the truth in a recent newspaper interview

VaNews June 20, 2019

Former Morrissey aide qualifies to run against him as independent

By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

The only man standing between Joe Morrissey and a spot in the Virginia Senate is a 29-year-old former Morrissey aide who helped Morrissey pull off a statehouse stunt by getting an assault-style rifle onto the House floor. Waylin Ross, a Petersburg native, has filed to run as an independent

VaNews June 18, 2019

Dvorak: ‘Fightin’ Joe’ Morrissey is the perfect Democrat to take on Donald Trump

By PETULA DVORAK, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Here he is, right here in Virginia — the Democrats’ best true hope for winning the White House in 2020: Joe Morrissey. Yes, two dozen Democrats are already vying to take down President Trump. But the proper way to challenge Trump isn’t to aim high with candidates who are experienced and effective lawmakers or Rhodes scholars or Harvard graduates or military veterans — people who have actual plans to solve some of our nation’s biggest crises.

VaNews June 14, 2019

Virginia Democrats worry about ‘Fighting Joe’ Morrissey and his maverick ways

By LAURA VOZZELLA AND GREGORY S. SCHNEIDER, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Richmond’s most infamous man about town — jailed in his late 50s for his relationship with a 17-year-old girl whom he later married — will have a seat in the Capitol’s august Senate chamber come January. And that has fellow Democrats worried.

VaNews June 13, 2019

With primary win, Joe Morrissey is Virginia’s newest comeback kid

By PAUL SCHWARTZMAN AND LAURA VOZZELLA, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

A scandal-tarred pariah to Virginia’s Democratic Party only five years ago, Joe Morrissey on Tuesday took a giant step toward returning to the General Assembly despite fierce opposition from his party’s leaders. “It’s somewhat sweet that three governors campaigned against me,” said Morrissey, 61

VaNews June 12, 2019

Petersburg 'ground zero' as Joe Morrissey challenges Sen. Rosalyn Dance in primary Tuesday

By MICHAEL MARTZ, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Sen. Rosalyn Dance, D-Petersburg, and former Del. Joe Morrissey of Richmond don’t agree on much — the veracity of her campaign literature and his campaign expense reports, for example, much less the rules for a debate between them that never happened.

VaNews June 8, 2019

Issues of race and scandal pulse through Virginia primary contest

By GREGORY S. SCHNEIDER, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Rosalyn R. Dance is a black state senator facing a tough Democratic primary challenge in one of the most heavily African American districts in Virginia. And she is getting help from an unlikely source: Gov. Ralph Northam, the white Democrat spurned by his party over a racist yearbook photo and blackface incident from his past.

VaNews June 7, 2019