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Webb Says He Won't Pursue Independent Presidential Bid

The former Virginia senator, who sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2015, would have faced a difficult path.
Former Senator Jim Webb speaks on April 30, 2015, in Washington.

Former Senator Jim Webb speaks on April 30, 2015, in Washington.

Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb, who ran a brief campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2015, said Thursday he won't mount an independent presidential bid.

“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 planned to say during a foreign policy speech in Dallas, according to prepared remarks provided by spokesman Craig Crawford.