Webb not ready to announce bid for re-election yet
Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb said yesterday he had not yet decided if he’ll run for re-election and shook off the challenge of former Sen. George Allen, defeated in by Webb in 2006.
Webb’s surprise victory over George Allen last time was close, but he thinks he can do it again, if he decides to run.
Webb: Really, it's about the next eight years of my life and my life with my family.
But just in case he does run:
Webb: Since I've been in the Senate, we've been a leading voice in the country on criminal justice reform, we've been the leading voice in the Congress in terms of readjusting our relationship in east and southeast Asia, I'm chairing the personnel committee on the Armed Services committee.
It was a conference call with reporters who asked him about Allen’s claim that he is, quote, “voting with the Washington liberals,” among other things.
Webb: Well, I have no comment on what George Allen's doing, so you know, that's up to him.
He promises a decision about his possible re-election bid by the end of the quarter.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News