Possible Democratic presidential candidate and former Virginia Senator Jim Webb is the latest “maybe” prospect to hit South Carolina this week.
Webb said he will decide in a few months about entering the primary. “We’ve gotten a lot of support over the past seven or eight months online. Just voluntarily, people seeing things that we’ve said, that sort of thing,” Webb said at the South Carolina Democratic Party Headquarters in Columbia Wednesday afternoon.
Webb said that presidential candidates have to go through a financial primary before actually getting to the primary. “The question is can we put together a viable campaign? Can we get the right kind of support in order to get out and make our case to the American people, rather than the financial sector,” Webb said.
Webb, who ousted an incumbent Republican in 2006 and only served one term, says he knows how to work across party lines, which he says he did while a senator.
The Virginia native is one of three possible presidential candidates to visit South Carolina this week. Former Florida governor and Republican Jeb Bush made a few stops around the state Tuesday and Wednesday. Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is scheduled to visit parts of the state Thursday and Friday.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum spoke at a West Columbia national security summit on March 14.