Jim Webb Exits Democratic Race

October 20, 2015

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb announced the end of his bid for the 2016 Democratic nomination today, while leaving open the possibility he could still run as an independent. 

Webb, the most centrist of the declared Democrats was unable to get much traction, generally polling at 2% or less.

While an independent bid would be unlikely to succeed, Webb could still be a major influence on the general election. His home state of Virginia is one of only four to be decided by 5% or less in 2012, and is widely considered to be a battleground again in 2016. 

For more, read this statement from Jim Webb.

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