Presidential races

Webb lands Draft Biden aide for potential independent bid

Greg Nash

Ex-Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb has hired the former Draft Biden finance director for the former Virginia senator’s potential independent bid, his campaign said a release.

Sam Jones, who served as the national finance director for the effort to help Vice President Biden’s potential presidential campaign, will helm fundraising for Webb’s possible bid. Webb, who dropped out of the race for the Democratic nod on Oct. 20, has been weighing a third-party candidacy.

{mosads}The release noted that Webb’s team has been researching the process and rules of ballot access as an independent candidate.

“After weeks of study, including consultations with ballot experts and independent activists around the country, we have a handle on what it takes to give voters in every state a real choice,” Webb spokesman Craig Crawford said in a release.

He continued, “We are so pleased that Sam Jones is coming on board to help us examine what is now the decisive issue: How to pay for it.”

Webb, a Vietnam veteran, struggled to break out of the Democratic field and registered in the single digits in polls.

He has not said when he plans to make a decision on a possible third-party bid.


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