LONG SHOT

Democrat Jim Webb Announces 2016 Run

Jim Webb, a former senator from Virginia, announced his long-shot campaign Thursday for the Democratic presidential nomination, writing on his website, “Our country needs a fresh approach to solving the problems that confront us and too often unnecessarily divide us.” Webb recently made headlines for appearing to defend the Confederate flag, urging a debate on his Facebook that “recognizes the need for change but also respects the complicated history of the Civil War.”