Jim Webb 2016 presidential campaign

Effort by former Virginia Senator to become the President of the United States

The 2016 presidential campaign of Jim Webb was officially launched when Webb, United States Senator from Virginia and former Secretary of the Navy, announced his candidacy for the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States in 2016 on July 2, 2015.[1] The headquarters of the campaign is in Burke, Virginia.

Jim Webb for President
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CampaignU.S. presidential election, 2016
CandidateJim Webb
U.S. Senator 2007–2013
United States Secretary of the Navy
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs
AffiliationDemocratic Party
StatusAnnounced: July 2, 2015
Withdrew: October 20, 2015
HeadquartersBurke, Virginia
SloganLeadership You Can Trust


On November 19, 2014, Webb announced the formation of an exploratory committee in preparation for a possible bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.[2][3] He reaffirmed his moderate stances as a strength to a potential candidacy, including some criticisms of the Affordable Care Act despite having voted for it, and emphasized his belief that the Democratic Party had been neglecting the "white, working-class" vote in favor of pandering to minorities.[4]


Webb formally announced his candidacy on July 2, 2015 via his campaign website.[3] He suspended his campaign and withdrew from the election on October 20, 2015.[5]


  1. Catanese, David (July 2, 2015). "Jim Webb Announces For President". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  2. Berman, Russell (November 20, 2014). "President Jim Webb?". The Atlantic. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Haberman, Maggie (November 20, 2014). "Jim Webb launches 2016 committee". Politico. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  4. "The Presidential Contenders: Jim Webb". Special Report with Bret Baier. Foxnews.com. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  5. "Jim Webb drops out of Democratic primary race". news.yahoo.com.