Delegate accused of forgery plans run for Va. Senate

Joseph Morrissey

Joseph Morrissey

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A delegate charged with fabricating a document says he is going to run for the Virginia Senate. Del. Joe Morrisey told media outlets over the weekend that he plans to challenge Petersburg Sen. Rosalyn R. Dance in the Democratic primary in June. He says he will be able to accomplish more in the Senate. Morrissey won re-election to his Richmond-area House seat in a January special election. He had resigned the seat after he was convicted in December 2014 of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The 57-year-old Morrissey was released from jail earlier this month after  completing his sentence. He still faces felony charges of fabricating a document in the original case. He has denied wrongdoing.

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