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Former U.S. Senator Webb announces White House campaign

Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 00:57

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb has announced he will make a bid for the White House in 2016, becoming the fourth Democrat to challenge frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Once a senator and Secretary of the Navy Jim Webb now says he wants to be president. With his announcement, Webb becomes the fourth Democrat to challenge front runner Hillary Clinton for the 2016 nomination. He hinted at his intention in May, on the sidelines of a luncheon speech. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER U.S. SENATOR, JIM WEBB, SAYING: "We have a lot of issues we want to put in front of the American people." 69-year-old Webb says he wants to restore social justice and economic fairness, which he says are crucial to realizing the American dream. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER U.S. SENATOR, JIM WEBB, SAYING: "I have a leadership record." Webb represented Virginia in the U.S. Senate from 2007 to 2012. And he served as Secretary of the Navy under President Reagan in the 80's. Even so, he - like the other Democrats in the race - are up against Clinton, on what is expected to be HER march to the nomination.

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Former U.S. Senator Webb announces White House campaign

Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 00:57