via The Hill:
Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb will consider an independent bid for president amid protests by the candidate that the Democratic Party rigged last week’s debate for Hillary Clinton.
Webb’s campaign emailed out details to a press conference for Tuesday at the National Press Club with the subject line: “Jim Webb to consider independent run.”
During last week’s debate, he only had the chance to speak for 15 minutes compared to about 30 minutes for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, according to NPR.
Jim Webb served one term as the Democratic Senator from Virginia from 2007 to 2013. Before that, he served as Secretary of the Navy in the latter years of the Reagan administration.
Copyright law professor and single-issue advocate of campaign finance reform Lawrence Lessig has made similar comments, after he was not allowed to participate at all in the first Democratic debate.