- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb said Tuesday that he is “seriously” considering a run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.

During an appearance at the National Press Club in Washington, Mr. Webb, a decorated Vietnam veteran and former Secretary of the Navy under President Reagan, said that he will continue to have discussions over the comings months “among people I respect and trust” about a White House run.

“I am seriously looking at the possibility of running for president,” Mr. Webb said. “We want to see if there is a support base for people who would support the programs that we are interested in pursuing.”

Mr. Webb, who switched parties ahead of his successful Senate bid in 2006, also shrugged off the idea that he run as something other than a Democrat.

“I am a Democrat,” he said. “I have strong reasons for being a Democrat — particularly if you want true fairness in this society and you want to give a voice in the quarters of power to the people that otherwise would not have it, I believe that will come from the Democratic party. And we are taking a hard look and we will get back to you in a few months.”

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