MSNBC and other news sources are reporting that former Senator Jim Webb (Dem-VA) has decided against mounting an Independent campaign for President in 2016.
“We looked at the possibility of an independent candidacy. Theoretically it could be done, but it is enormously costly and time sensitive, and I don’t see the fundraising trajectory where we could make a realistic run,” Webb said during a speech to the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, according to his spokesperson.
A decorated Marine veteran who worked in the Ronald Reagan administration before running for the Senate as a Democrat, Webb said he believes that both parties have turned their backs on the American people and that he is concerned by the lack of attention on foreign policy in this year’s presidential race.