Mostly Credited As: Jim Webb
Sometimes Credited As: James Webb
Senator Jim Webb
Melon Head Webb
Birth Name: James Henry Webb, Jr.
Date Of Birth: February 09, 1946 (Age 67)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Saint Joseph, Missouri
Former Secretary of the Navy during the Reagan Administration who changed political parties in 2006 to accept the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate from Virginia. Webb then scored an upset win over incumbent Republican senator, George Allen. Once in the Senate, Webb was involved in a minor scandal when an aide attempted to bring an unregistered gun into his office for him in violation of Congressional gun control laws. This didn't preclude Webb from being frequently mentioned as a possible running mate for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama although he would pull himself out of the running in July of 2008.
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Vocal critic of the Iraq War even though his son has done a tour of duty there.
Is a Civil War buff.
Senatorial campaign slogan in 2006 was "Born Fightin'."
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