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Jim Webb Withdraws From 2016 Democratic Nomination Fight to Consider Independent Bid

Jim Webb Withdraws From 2016 Democratic Nomination Fight to Consider Independent BidWebb served as Secretary of the Navy under President Reagan, but switched parties in protest to the Iraq War and ran for Senate as a Democrat in Virginia in 2006. “Some people say I am a Republican who became a Democrat, but that I often sound like a Republican in a room full of Democrats or a Democrat in a room full of Republicans,” he said. “More people in this country called themselves independents than Republicans and Democrats,” he said today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., speaking with his wife at his side.

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