Delegate Joe Morrissey says the Democratic Party is blocking him from filing 800 signatures to his petition to run for the 16th state Senate District. Morrissey was told he could not file the signatures by election officials in Petersburg and in Richmond.
Democratic Party of Virginia Spokeswoman Morgan Finkelstein says he did not pay the filing fee and was missing certain forms.
Morrissey says he followed the state code.
Morrissey will formally announce his candidacy for Senate in Church Hill this morning (3/25).