"The stakes are especially high given that Richmond’s political and business establishment fear that Morrissey’s election would embarrass the city. Morrissey attained international notoriety several years ago because of his involvement with Myrna Warren, then his 17-year-old employee.
Morrissey, who was 55 at the time, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and spent three months in jail, during which he won reelection to the House of Delegates.
Morrissey married Myrna, now 20, four months ago, after she gave birth to the second of their two children.
His past misdeeds — he was disbarred and was twice convicted of assault — have become a rallying cry for his opponents. On Friday, Stoney sent out a mass mailing with the headline, “Joe Morrissey was indicted on a charge of bribery multiple times,” a reference to a case from which he was acquitted 23 years ago. The mailing’s tagline read: “Vote No to Joe Morrissey, Richmond Can’t Trust Him.” Mosby, who is black, aired a radio ad in which she addressed African American voters and said she would not trust Morrissey to be alone with her daughter." Washpost
And now for something different …
The man in the picture is Stoney, now in third place for mayor and the beneficiary of Governor McCauliffe's devoted fundraising. His background seems to consist of having driven McCauliffe around the Commonwealth during the governor's successful run for office. McCauliffe's accession to power brought several appointed jobs for Stoney and then, this …
The man in first place in the race for mayor is Joe Morrisey. He has what is sometimes described as a colorful past. As described he served some time for "contributing to the delinquency of a minor" after he impregnated his 17 year old secretary. They are now married and have two children. That is she in the picture.
Morrisey is probably going to win. This will be yet one more political defeat for McCauliffe. pl