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Joe Morrissey Wins Virginia Senate Primary Despite Underage Sex Scandal

Joe Morrissey, a former Virginia delegate who was jailed after a sex scandal involving his teenage secretary, toppled a Democratic incumbent in Tuesday’s primary election for state Senate. Morrissey, 61, defeated state Sen. Rosalyn Dance in the primary, earning him the moniker “the comeback kid” in The Washington Post. He’d already created the nickname “Fightin’ […]

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Progressive Challenger Defeats Incumbent Prosecutor In Virginia Primary

A progressive challenger unseated the incumbent Democratic prosecutor in Arlington County, Virginia, notching another win for the national movement for a more compassionate criminal justice system. Parisa Dehghani-Tafti, a veteran criminal defense attorney serving as legal director of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, defeated Theo Stamos, who presently serves as Arlington County commonwealth’s attorney, or what […]