Still exploring a 2016 run, former Sen. Jim Webb plans June visit to NH

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb’s public appearances have been few and far between since announcing the formation of a presidential exploratory committee last November.


And, the Democrat has been completely absent from first-primary state New Hampshire.


But the New Hampshire Journal has learned that Webb has scheduled a visit to the Granite State – although not for another three months. He is scheduled on June 6 to be the featured guest at a fundraiser for the Strafford County Democratic Committee. The event is expected to be held in Rochester, with details yet to be announced.


The New Hampshire Journal first reported news of the web visit on Twitter earlier today.


Webb, a centrist Democrat, former Secretary of the Navy under Ronald Reagan and a Vietnam veteran, is just now returning political action after having knee replacement surgery in January.


He is scheduled to travel on April 10 to first-caucus state Iowa, where he will appear at a Democratic Party event along with former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, another potential challenger to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. O’Malley will be in New Hampshire on Friday and Saturday of this week.


Webb recently discussed his views about economic fairness and what he views as a need for more clarity in U.S. foreign policy at length in an interview with the PBS News Hour.

Author: John DiStaso

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