Webb considering dropping Democratic bid for president

Oct 20, 2015 11:36 AM by News Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb says he's frustrated in the shadow of frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton, and he's considering running as an independent instead.

The former U.S. senator from Virginia has publicly complained about how little time he received during the Democratic debate last week. His campaign is saying he's considering dropping out of the Democratic contest, in which he's barely registering in public polls against the former secretary of state. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is running second to Clinton.

Webb is in the back of the pack with former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee.

Webb was expected to speak on his decision Tuesday at the National Press Club.

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