Webb Drops Out of Democratic Race
October 20, 2015

(AP) – Jim Webb says he is dropping out of the Democratic race for president and is considering his options about how he might “remain as a voice” in the campaign.

The former Virginia senator says at a news conference that he is “withdrawing from any consideration” of becoming the Democratic party’s nominee.

He has complained that he did not get the chance to make his views fully known at the first Democratic debate.

Webb has trailed badly in the field that includes Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Webb has been polling in the back of the pack with former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee

McCaskill Hilights Crackdown on Wasteful Wartime Contracts
August 29, 2012

(AP) – Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is highlighting her efforts to root out waste in wartime contracting with the aid of Virginia Sen. Jim Webb.

The two Democratic senators were campaigning in Independence and St. Joseph on Wednesday. McCaskill is being challenged on the November ballot by Republican Congressman Todd Akin.

McCaskill is chairwoman of Senate’s contracting oversight subcommittee. She and Webb also sponsored a measure that created an independent commission to review defense contracts.

That panel released a report last year estimating that between $31 billion and $60 billion had been lost to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade because of lax oversight of contractors, poor planning and corruption.