Jim Webb Reportedly Dropping Out of Democratic Race UPDATE: He's Out

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Oct 20, 2015 10:40 AM
Jim Webb Reportedly Dropping Out of Democratic Race UPDATE: He's Out

According to various sources, Democratic candidate Jim Webb will be dropping out of the race this afternoon at 1 p.m. ET. Webb will be hosting a press conference at the National Press Club.

Yesterday, Webb's campaign indicated that he was musing a run as an independent. He received only about 15 minutes of speaking time during the Democratic candidate debate last week, and has been polling at about one percent--far behind front-runners Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

UPDATE: Webb 2016 is no more. His full announcement can be viewed here:

Webb also said that the Democratic party was too extreme for candidates like him. He also retweeted a tweet that suggested a run as an independent.