Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) refused to comment on the recently announced candidacy of former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) on a Tuesday afternoon conference call with Virginia reporters.
Webb said he was still consulting with his family about whether to run for a second term. He highlighted the fact that it is an eight-year commitment at this point.
“I feel like we’ve done a lot of good since I’ve been in the Senate,” Webb said, noting his leadership on criminal justice reform and America’s relationship with Southeast Asia. “It’s been good, I hope, for the people of Virginia. I think they feel that way, and I enjoy serving my country.”
Webb said concerns regarding his relatively slow fundraising will not be a problem should he decide to run, citing his long-shot 2006 bid, which he started just nine months before Election Day.
He reiterated his intent to announce a decision by the end of March.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.