40 Facts About Senator Jim Webb

1. Senator Jim Webb has a $150,000 contract with Warner Bros for an ongoing movie project.

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2. Senator Jim Webb has written for many national journals and newspapers, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

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3. Senator Jim Webb has authored ten books, six of which were bestsellers.

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4. Senator Jim Webb served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs under President Ronald Reagan from 1984 to 1987.

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5. Senator Jim Webb is a prolific author who has published 10 books, including "Born Fighting" about the history of the Scot-Irish culture, and "Fields of Fire", a novel about the Vietnam War.

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6. Senator Jim Webb served as assistant secretary of defense from 1984 to 1987.

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7. Senator Jim Webb wrote about the painting in his 2009 book A Time to Fight.

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8. Senator Jim Webb said in 2016 that he would not support Hillary Clinton, though he did not rule out voting for Trump.

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9. In 1984, Senator Jim Webb was appointed as assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs under President Ronald Reagan and in 1987 he was named Secretary of the Navy.

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10. Senator Jim Webb wrote that allowing women into the military would harm the armed forces.

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11. Senator Jim Webb was wounded twice during his service and was awarded the Navy Cross, a high honor that is just below the Medal of Honor.

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12. Senator Jim Webb, largely viewed as a moderate Democrat with Republican presidential administration credentials under his belt, said that resolving issues with the US-China relationship is the "greatest strategic threat that we have right now.

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13. Senator Jim Webb has real-world military experience as well, having served as a decorated Marine Corps officer in the Vietnam War.

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14. Senator Jim Webb would be the second former presidential hopeful from Virginia to join the administration.

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15. Senator Jim Webb holds a law degree from Georgetown Law and is the author of 10 books, including the acclaimed novel, "Fields of Fire", on Vietnam.

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16. In 2015, Senator Jim Webb formed an exploratory committee and participated in primary debates in a brief run for the Democratic presidential nomination, but his candidacy failed to gain traction.

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17. Senator Jim Webb wrote in a January 2017 op-ed in The Wall Street Journal that, "by virtue of Mr Trump's electoral base and genuine status as a political outsider, he is positioned to bring two much-needed adjustments to our governing process.

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18. Senator Jim Webb won election to the senate in 2006, defeating incumbent George Allen.

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19. Senator Jim Webb made a formal announcement on July 2, 2015, through an open letter on his webb2016 website, that he would seek the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency.

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20. On June 15, 2015, Senator Jim Webb announced he would make a decision regarding a presidential bid by the end of the month.

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21. Senator Jim Webb made the announcement via a video posted on his website, as well as on YouTube.

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22. On February 9, 2011, Senator Jim Webb announced that he would not run for re-election for his Senate seat in 2012.

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23. Senator Jim Webb worked in the 1990s as a consultant for companies attempting to do business in Vietnam.

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24. Senator Jim Webb visited Vietnam as part of a two-week trip to five Southeast Asian countries.

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25. On January 23, 2007, Senator Jim Webb delivered the Democratic response to the President's State of the Union address, focusing on the economy and Iraq.

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26. Senator Jim Webb replied "I'd like to get them out of Iraq, Mr President.

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27. On September 7, 2006, Senator Jim Webb released his first television advertisement, which included footage of a 1985 speech by Ronald Reagan that praised Webb's service as a Marine.

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28. Senator Jim Webb wrote that Bush had "committed the greatest strategic blunder in modern memory" with the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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29. Senator Jim Webb warned against a permanent military presence in the Middle East.

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30. Senator Jim Webb resigned in 1988 after refusing to agree to reduce the size of the Navy.

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31. Senator Jim Webb attended the 1980 Republican National Convention in Detroit and led the Pledge of Allegiance in the opening session.

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32. Senator Jim Webb attended Georgetown Law Center from 1972 to 1975, graduating with a Juris Doctor degree.

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33. Senator Jim Webb received the Navy Cross for actions on July 10, 1969.

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34. Senator Jim Webb was then assigned to the Secretary of the Navy's office for the remainder of his active duty.

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35. Senator Jim Webb was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism in Vietnam, the second highest decoration in the Navy and Marine Corps.

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36. Senator Jim Webb served as a platoon commander with Delta Company, 1st Battalion 5th Marines.

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37. Senator Jim Webb was promoted to first lieutenant in the second half of his tour in Vietnam.

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38. Senator Jim Webb is a stepfather to Hong Le's daughter from a previous marriage.

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39. Senator Jim Webb was married twice previously, and has four grown children.

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40. Senator Jim Webb is descended from Scots-Irish immigrants from Ulster who emigrated in the mid-18th century to the British North American colonies.

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