Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe fundraised for a state lawmaker who served time in jail after a scandal involving sex with a minor.
In 2019, the former governor (who is seeking reelection) appeared at a campaign event for Democrat and then-candidate for Virginia’s state Senate Joe Morrissey. While serving as a state delegate in 2014, Morrissey was sentenced to jail under a plea of “contributing to the delinquency of a minor” after he was accused of having sexual relations with his then-17-year-old part-time receptionist. He subsequently resigned, but ran a successful campaign for state Senate a few years later.
“I’m here for Joe. This is an important race for us,” McAuliffe said during Morrissey’s Senate campaign. “This is an important year for the Democrats. This will be, folks, the first time in 26 years that we will be able to control the House, the Senate, and the governor’s mansion.” Read more from The Federalist.