Yesterday, a spokesperson for former Senator Jim Webb, a potential 2016 Democratic Party presidential candidate, attacked the Business Insider for its report Monday that Webb’s Political Action Committee (PAC) paid nearly $100,000 to Webb’s wife and daughter over the course of the past six years. Ashleigh Owens, who represents Webb’s Born Fighting PAC, accused the Business Insider of “[a]dding up numbers across several years [to create] a sensational headline.” The controversy marks the first for Webb since he became the first major candidate to open an exploratory committee last month.
I contacted Judge Jim Gray, the Libertarian Party’s 2012 Vice Presidential nominee, about an article published on IPR December 25 announcing that Gray planned to attend the January 3 Democratic Liberty Caucus event in South Carolina. The event reportedly planned to feature former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia, who last month opened an exploratory committee to decide whether to seek the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. However, according to Gray, Webb will likely not attend the event. His name no longer appears on the program. Continue Reading
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, revealed through the Associated Press (AP) yesterday that he plans to announce by March whether to run for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Sanders, a self-identified Socialist who champions against income inequality, says he will make a “gut decision” about whether to run. Though often touted as a potential presidential candidate, Sanders has never made a run for the presidency. Continue Reading