Domenico Montanaro. Former Sen. Jim Webb is now the fifth Democrat to pursue the presidential nomination. He made the announcement Thursday on his website, acknowledging that other candidates in the race are likely to have more money and bigger campaign machines than he does.
Presidential Hopeful Jim Webb Defends Confederate Soldiers
Jim Webb as "Confederate" - The Atlantic
Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb has become pretty much the only nationally known Democrat to defend the Confederate flag:. Former Sen. Jim Webb D-Va. Front-runner Hillary Clinton has strongly backed recent moves to remove the Confederate flag from positions of prominence.
F ormer Virginia Sen. Jim Webb said on Wednesday that the Confederate flag has been wrongly used as a racist symbol, but stopped short of condemning the flag outright. Webb is also the only candidate not to condemn the Confederate flag outright or support a push to remove it from the South Carolina capitol grounds. A likely candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination who counts two relatives among Confederate Army veterans, Webb has a long history of defending Dixie soldiers and the flag.
Jim Webb is running for president. The former secretary of the Navy and Virginia senator launched a presidential exploratory committee on Thursday, becoming the first Democrat to formally dip his toe in the waters. Webb explained his candidacy in a video that looks like it was filmed by the people who make commercials for personal-injury attorneys:.