Eight people are running for mayor of Richmond, Virginia. In a poll released a few weeks ago, Joe Morrissey held a comfortable lead, with 28% of the vote. The second-place candidate had 16%.
Morrissey, a former prosecutor and state delegate, has a lot of name recognition — probably because he’s in the news a lot for bad behavior.
- Morrissey was busted for having sex with a 17-year-old assistant in his law firm. First he denied everything, then, when the girl turned out to be pregnant, married her.
- Morrissey went to jail for fighting a defense attorney, and for beating a contractor.
- Morrissey was cited for contempt of court 10 times, and went to jail for it.
Mark Holmberg of WTVR in Richmond calls Morrissey a “one man circus” and wants voters to elect someone else.