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Joe Morrissey Soap Opera Continues…Morrissey is “not going to be part of that process”

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This soap opera never seems to end. Also see the “flip” for highlights from a fun discussion about all this a bunch of us (reporters, bloggers, politicos) had earlier on Twitter.

@CBS6 reporter @JoeStGeorge  ·  6m 6 minutes ago

Joe Morrissey will not run for Democratic nomination but does not say if he will run as an Independent in January special election

@JoeStGeorge  ·  7m 7 minutes ago

“I am not going to be part of that process” – Joe Morrissey on why he is not running in Dem primary.

@JoeStGeorge  ·  10m 10 minutes ago

“I am shocked that 100 party bosses have shut the door on thousands of African American voters” – Joe Morrissey

@JoeStGeorge  ·  12m 12 minutes ago

Breaking: Joe Morrissey will not participate/run in Monday’s Democratic nomination process

@JoeStGeorge  ·  2h 2 hours ago

Breaking: Paul Goldman, Joe Morrissey’s law partner, advices Morrisey drop bid for nomination

@notlarrysabato

.  @MSchmidtRTD THAT is the story here.  I don’t agree with @GarrenShipley often, but this is massive disenfranchisement

@notlarrysabato  2h2 hours ago

. @MSchmidtRTD This is the first election I can ever remember in my lifetime where a fee was required to vote (e.g. committee membership).

@lowkell  2h2 hours ago

@MSchmidtRTD @GarrenShipley @notlarrysabato “Please don’t make things up, Garren” – that line could apply to so many situations! LOL

@GarrenShipley  2h2 hours ago

.@MSchmidtRTD @notlarrysabato But you’re accepting Dem talking points at face value, giving them cover for disenfranchisement.

@MSchmidtRTD  2h2 hours ago

@GarrenShipley @notlarrysabato At no point did I excuse Dems. Please don’t make things up, Garren.

@GarrenShipley  2h2 hours ago

.@MSchmidtRTD @notlarrysabato You are comparing two distinct processes to create false equivalence, excuse Dems. That’s taking sides.

@MSchmidtRTD  2h2 hours ago

@notlarrysabato @GarrenShipley I don’t even understand what that has to do with taking sides, but if that’s your interpretation …

@notlarrysabato  2h2 hours ago

@MSchmidtRTD Well you are a reporter, so now you know to get better sources who know difference in law between two situations.

@MSchmidtRTD  2h2 hours ago

@notlarrysabato @GarrenShipley @ssurovell Well, I’ve talked to members of BOTH parties who’ve also used the same example.

@TravisFain  2h2 hours ago

@lowkell @notlarrysabato @MSchmidtRTD @GarrenShipley @ssurovell Virginia is needlessly confusing.

@lowkell  2h2 hours ago

@notlarrysabato @MSchmidtRTD @GarrenShipley @ssurovell Doesn’t incumbent get to choose method of nomination? Isn’t Morrissey the incumbent?

@notlarrysabato  2h2 hours ago

@MSchmidtRTD @GarrenShipley @ssurovell Probably getting that idea b/c you are using an example of an entirely different situation.

@MSchmidtRTD  2h2 hours ago

@notlarrysabato @GarrenShipley @ssurovell I’m not defending the process, I don’t know where you get that idea from.

@GarrenShipley  2h2 hours ago

.@MSchmidtRTD @TravisFain If you really think it’s the same thing, you are very poorly informed.

@notlarrysabato  2h2 hours ago

@MSchmidtRTD @GarrenShipley Sounded like taking sides to me when you conflated two different process with two different deadlines 2 make pt.

@MSchmidtRTD  2h2 hours ago

@GarrenShipley @ssurovell Nice try. I’m not taking sides. I said both parties are doing it.

@MSchmidtRTD  2h2 hours ago

@GarrenShipley @TravisFain @ssurovell Semantics. In both cases, a candidate dropped out, a small group hand picked a new nominee

@notlarrysabato  2h2 hours ago

@TravisFain @MSchmidtRTD @GarrenShipley @ssurovell Travis, you nailed it.  There should be time for primaries in all special elections.

@GarrenShipley  2h2 hours ago

.@MSchmidtRTD @ssurovell Nice to see you taking sides, Markus.

@notlarrysabato  2h2 hours ago

@MSchmidtRTD @GarrenShipley @ssurovell “So what”?  The deadlines are different.  You are a reporter, gather the facts before looking dumb.

@MSchmidtRTD  2h2 hours ago

@TravisFain @GarrenShipley @ssurovell Both parties are doing it when it suits their interests.

@lowkell  2h2 hours ago

@MSchmidtRTD @GarrenShipley @ssurovell Even better, those four Republicans chose the son of Dominion’s CEO! Ah, democracy! LOL

@MSchmidtRTD  2h2 hours ago

@GarrenShipley @ssurovell So what? Still a closed nomination, with an even smaller group of “chosen few” to pick the nominee.

@GarrenShipley  2h2 hours ago

.@MSchmidtRTD @ssurovell Dems nominating candidate by primary of 100 voters. No GOP equivalent process. Media outrage would be palpable.

RTD reporter @MSchmidtRTD  ·  2h 2 hours ago

@GarrenShipley @ssurovell How did the GOP hand Peter Farrell his seat 3 years ago? Hmmm … http://bit.ly/16DkhDj

@GarrenShipley  2h2 hours ago

.@ssurovell @notlarrysabato I know a lot of folks who lost at mass meetings who would disagree. Huge difference

@notlarrysabato  2h2 hours ago

@ssurovell @GarrenShipley big practical difference.  Nominating gives you automatic right to ballot, endorsing does not.

@ssurovell  2h2 hours ago

@GarrenShipley @notlarrysabato Distinction without a practical difference

@GarrenShipley  2h2 hours ago

.@ssurovell @notlarrysabato You’re not endorsing. You’re nominating. Conflation again. Well played, sir.

@notlarrysabato  2h2 hours ago

.@ssurovell @FairfaxDems @GarrenShipley I already have talked 2 Sue about having caucuses for those positions as @arlingtondems do actually.

@ssurovell  2h2 hours ago

@notlarrysabato Then I assume you’ll be leading the fight against @FairfaxDems endorsing 12 school bd candidates next year?

@notlarrysabato @ssurovell @GarrenShipley Don’t even try to defend this Scott.  I hope Goldman’s lawsuit prevails and blocks the poll tax established.

@JNagurka

@GarrenShipley I was responding to the comment that said Brat received 1000s of votes. But thanks, hope to be as smart as you one day.

@GarrenShipley  3h3 hours ago

.@JNagurka Which was to replace a candidate who dropped out. Google before you Tweet. You’ll be happier.

Dem political operative Jarrod Nagurka @JNagurka  3h3 hours ago

@KateGaziano @ssurovell @GarrenShipley He’s talking about when 4 GOPers picked Farrell over Brat for HoD seat

@ssurovell  4h4 hours ago

@GarrenShipley exact same way we’ve been endorsed at least 30 candidates in Fairfax County for at least the last 10 years

@GarrenShipley  4h4 hours ago

.@ssurovell Just 100 voters allowed to participate? Doesn’t seem very democratic. Or Democratic, if the usual rhetoric is to be believed.

@ssurovell  4h4 hours ago

@GarrenShipley Really?  I’ll check with Peter Farrell and Dave Brat so see if they agree with you about that

Del. @ssurovell  4h4 hours ago

@GarrenShipley Only vote suppression is by Morrissey & Goldman by demanding a special election that forced a nomination 2 days before Xmas

VA GOP Comms guy @GarrenShipley  5h5 hours ago

If what I’m  reading about @vademocrats process in the 74th is accurate, wow. Just 100 qualified voters? #inclusive