Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., on Tuesday continued the will-he-or-won’t-he dance about his reelection plans — one day after former Sen. George Allen, who Webb bested in 2006, announced plans to run again for the post.
“Today is no different than yesterday when it comes to that issue,” Webb said on a conference call with reporters. “For us, this is an eight-year decision, and I need to emphasize that. We are doing this in a very responsible way.”
Webb reiterated his position that he’ll make a decision on a run sometime during the first quarter of this year.
When asked about his lack of fundraising for a potential run, he said he didn’t see that as a major issue, noting that he overcame a 33-point deficit in nine months when he first ran for Senate in 2006.
As for where he’ll be sitting at Tuesday night's State of the Union address?
“As one of my daughters likes to say, as close to the door as possible,” Webb quipped.
And, for the record, Virginia's senior senator said he did not catch Allen's appearance on Sean Hannity's show Monday night.