Amid speculation that he’ll enter the contest to be Richmond’s next mayor, Joe Morrissey announced today that he has dropped out of the race for State Senate:
Last week, Mr. Morrissey suspended his State Senate Campaigning activities in order to consult with physicians regarding his paralyzed diaphragm.
Today, Mr. Morrissey stated: “After speaking with all of my health care providers, I have decided to withdraw from the State Senate race and focus on rehabilitating my diaphragm. For 3 ½ months, I have enjoyed going door-to-door and meeting with thousands of folks in Central Virginia. However, at this time, my primary concerns are my health and growing family.
As the attached letter from my personal physician makes clear, I am 100% certain that I will fully rehabilitate my diaphragm and make a 100% recovery.