Today, former Virginia Senator Jim Webb officially announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the fifth Democrat to run. The National Jewish Democratic Council welcomed Webb’s candidacy, praising his commitment to supporting the issues most important to American-Jewish voters.
"We are pleased to welcome a presidential candidate who understands the values and concerns of American Jewish voters. As a former marine, former Sen. Webb has dedicated his career to defending the safety and security of the country and all our worldwide allies. Like the other Democratic candidates, Jim stands with the American Jewish community in his efforts to protect civil rights and to improve the justice system. We look forward to learning about his plans to build a better path forward for all Americans in the months ahead."