Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb, who dropped his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in October, may renew his effort to win the U.S. presidency, a CBS affiliate in Texas reported on Thursday.
Webb was in Dallas to speak to the Dallas World Affairs Council on his five most important principles for foreign policy, CBS 11 News reported. The television station said on its website it had learned Webb would use the forum to discuss his intentions to revive his quest for White House.
Webb ended his bid for the Democratic nomination in October after only four months, acknowledging his more conservative political views were out of sync with many of the party’s leaders and primary voters.
He indicated at the time that he planned to review his options and talk to people and groups who have urged him to run for president as an independent candidate.
Webb is a decorated war hero who served in the Vietnam War and was Navy secretary during the administration of Republican President Ronald Reagan. His is the author of 10 books and an Emmy award-making journalist and filmmaker.
(Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Doina Chiacu)