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Encyclopedia > Jim Webb
Jim Webb
Jim Webb

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 2007
Serving with John Warner
Preceded by George Allen
Succeeded by Incumbent

66th United States Secretary of the Navy
18th Secretary under the DoD
In office
May 1, 1987 – February 23, 1988
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by John Lehman
Succeeded by William L. Ball

Born February 9, 1946 (1946-02-09) (age 61)
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Political party Democratic
Spouse (1) Barbara Samorajczyk (div.)
(2) Jo Ann Krukar (div.)
(3) Hong Le Webb
Alma mater United States Naval Academy
Georgetown University
Profession U.S. Marine, Author
Religion Non-denominational Protestant
Signature Jim Webb's signature

James Henry "Jim" Webb, Jr. (born February 9, 1946) is the junior Senator from Virginia. He is also an author and a former Secretary of the Navy under President Ronald Reagan. He is a member of the Democratic Party. James Webb may refer to one of the following individuals: James Hamilton Webb, contemporary artist from South Africa James Webb (historian) (1946–1980), English historian and biographer James H. Webb (born 1946), Vietnam veteran, former Secretary of the Navy, author and a 2006 Democratic candidate for the United States Senate... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 473 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (682 × 864 pixel, file size: 111 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Jim Webb List... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. 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A 1968 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Webb is a retired Marine Corps infantry officer until 1972, and is a highly decorated Vietnam War combat veteran. During his four years with the Reagan administration, Webb served as the first Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, then as Secretary of the Navy. Webb won the Democratic nomination for the 2006 Virginia Senate race by defeating Harris Miller in the primary, then won the general election by defeating the Republican incumbent, George Allen, and Independent Green candidate, Glenda "Gail" Parker. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Teamwork: Fourth Class Midshipmen lock arms and use ropes made from uniform items as they brace themselves climbing the Herndon Monument The United States Naval Academy, or USNA, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... Infantry of the Royal Irish Rifles during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. Infantry are soldiers who fight primarily on foot with small arms in organized military units, though they may be transported to the battlefield by horses, ships, automobiles, skis, bicycles, or other means. ... In military organizations, a commissioned officer is a member of the service who derives authority directly from a sovereign power, and as such holds a commission from that power. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... President Reagan, with his Cabinet and staff, in the Oval Office (February 4, 1981) Headed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1989, the Reagan Administration was conservative, steadfastly anti-Communist and in favor of tax cuts and smaller government. ... Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. ... The Virginia Senate election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006. ... Harris N. Miller is running for the United States Senate from Virginia and is the President of the Information Technology Association of America and the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) . Miller is presently a Virginia Democratic Party candidate for Senate in 2006. ... A primary election is an election in which voters in a jurisdiction select candidates for a subsequent election (nominating primary). ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... George Felix Allen (born March 8, 1952) is a former Republican United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the son of former NFL head coach George Allen. ... The Independent Greens of Virginia is an official political party in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, formed in early 2004. ...


Webb's thin margin in the general election (less than 1%) kept the outcome uncertain for nearly two days after polls closed on November 7, and provided the final seat that tilted the Senate to Democratic control. He will become Senior Senator in 2009 as his counterpart, the Senior Sen. Sen. John Warner is not running for re-election. Senior Senator and Junior Senator are terms commonly used in the media to describe U.S. Senators. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John William Warner (born February 18, 1927) is an American politician, who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and has served as the Republican senior U.S. Senator from Virginia since January 2, 1979. ...


Webb is also expected to be considered for the Vice Presidential list for the Democratic nominee in 2008.

Contents

Biography

Early life and education

Webb was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri to Vera Lorraine Hodges and James Henry Webb.[1] He grew up in a military family, descended from Scots Irish immigrants from Ulster (northern Ireland) who emigrated in the 18th century to the British North American colonies. Webb's 2004 book Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America details his family history, noting that his ancestors fought in every major American war. Webb's father, a career officer in the U.S. Air Force, flew B-17s and B-29s during World War II, dropped cargo during the Berlin Airlift, and was later involved in missile programs. He is buried at the Arlington National Cemetery. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Scots-Irish (also called Ulster Scots) is a Scottish ethnic group that historically resided in Ireland which ultimately traces its roots back to settlers from Scotland, and to a lesser extent, England. ... This article is about the nine-county Irish province. ... 2000 Census Population Ancestry Map Immigration to the United States of America is the movement of non-residents to the United States, and has been a major source of population growth and cultural change throughout much of the American history even though the foreign born have never been more than... This article is about the colonial history of the United States. ... Scots-Irish (also called Ulster Scots) is a Scottish ethnic group that historically resided in Ireland which ultimately traces its roots back to settlers from Scotland, and to a lesser extent, England. ... “The U.S. Air Force” redirects here. ... The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is an American four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed for the US Army Air Corps (USAAC). ... The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine heavy bomber propeller aircraft flown by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and other military organizations afterwards. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Soviet Union blocked Western rail and road access to West Berlin from June 24, 1948 - May 11, 1949. ... It has been suggested that Guided missile be merged into this article or section. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Because of his father's military career, Webb grew up on the move, attending more than a dozen schools across the U.S. and in England. After graduating from high school in Bellevue, Nebraska, he attended the University of Southern California on a Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship from 1963–1964 (and was a member of Delta Chi). In 1964, Webb earned appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. At Annapolis, Webb was a member of the Brigade Honor Committee. He graduated in 1968, in the same class with Dennis C. Blair and Oliver North. Other members of the Naval Academy class of 1968 include the current Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael G. Mullen, and the former Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Michael W. Hagee. Another classmate, retired Admiral Jay L. Johnson, also served as Chief of Naval Operations — the U.S. Navy's senior ranking officer. (Webb and several other Naval Academy graduates, including North and Senator John McCain, are the subject of Robert Timberg's book The Nightingale's Song.) For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Bellevue is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... The Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps commissions individiuals into either the United States Navy as an Ensign or United States Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant. ... Delta Chi (ΔΧ) (del-ta kai) or D-Chi is an international college social fraternity formed on October 13, 1890 at Cornell University initially as a professional fraternity for law students. ... “Annapolis” redirects here. ... Dennis Blair (born 1946) is the immediate past President of the Institute for Defense Analyses, a U.S. Government think-tank in the Washington D.C. area focused on national security. ... Oliver Laurence North (born October 7, 1943) is most well known for his involvement in the Iran-Contra Affair. ... Teamwork: Fourth Class Midshipmen lock arms and use ropes made from uniform items as they brace themselves climbing the Herndon Monument The United States Naval Academy, or USNA, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy. ... The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is the senior military officer in the United States Navy. ... Admiral Michael Mullen Admiral Michael G. Mullen became the Chief of Naval Operations of the United States Navy, relieving Admiral Vern Clark on 22 July 2005. ... The Commandant of the United States Marine Corps is the highest ranking officer of the United States Marine Corps and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reporting to the Secretary of the Navy but not to the Chief of Naval Operations. ... Michael W. Hagee General Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps, graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. ... Admiral Jay L. Johnson Born in Great Falls, Mont. ... The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is the senior military officer in the United States Navy. ... “McCain” redirects here. ...


Personal life

Webb has been married three times, has four grown children, a newborn with his current wife Hong Le, and is stepfather to Le's daughter from a previous marriage[2] .


His first marriage was to Anne Arundel county council member Barbara Samorajczyk. He has daughter Amy with her. Anne Arundel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Barbara D. Samorajczyk (Sam-or-Isaac) is an American politician from Annapolis, Maryland and (as of 2006) a member of the County Council of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. ...


His second marriage was to health-care lobbyist Jo Ann Krukar, who also assisted in his 2006 Senate campaign. With her, he has three children: Sarah, Jimmy, and Julia. Jimmy is an infantry Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, and has recently returned from service in Iraq.[3]. His unit is based out of Camp Lejeune.[4] In tribute to Jimmy and "all the people sent into harm's way", Webb wore his son's old combat boots every day during his 2006 Senate campaign[5] . Lance Corporal (LCpl or L/Cpl) is a military rank used by some elements of the British, Commonwealth, and U.S. armed forces. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is near Jacksonville, North Carolina, on the Atlantic seaboard of the United States. ...


He is now married to Vietnamese-American securities and corporate lawyer Hong Le Webb. Hong Le was born in South Vietnam and escaped to the United States after the fall of Saigon. She grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to his website, Webb speaks excellent Vietnamese for a non-native speaker. Hong Le and Webb have one child together, Georgia LeAnh, born 2006. Hong Le also has a daughter from a previous marriage.[6]. A Vietnamese American (Vietnamese: người Mỹ gốc Việt) is a resident of the United States who is of Vietnamese descent. ... Anthem Thanh niên Hành Khúc (Call to the Citizens) Capital Saigon Language(s) Vietnamese Government Republic Last President¹ Duong Van Minh Last Prime minister Vu Van Mau Historical era Cold War  - Regime change June 14, 1955  - Dissolution April 30, 1975 Area  - 1973 173,809 km² 67,108... Combatants Democratic Republic of Vietnam National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Republic of Vietnam Commanders Van Tien Dung Nguyen Van Toan Strength ~130,000 ~50,000 Casualties Trivial Unknown The Fall of Saigon (in Vietnamese: Sá»± kiện 30 tháng 4, or April 30 Incident) was the... NOLA redirects here. ...


Military service

After graduating from Annapolis, Webb was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. As a first lieutenant during the Vietnam War he served as a platoon commander with Delta Company, 1st Battalion 5th Marines. He earned a Navy Cross, the second highest decoration in the Navy and Marine Corps for heroism in Vietnam. Webb also earned the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned rank in many armed forces. ... First Lieutenant is a military rank. ... Platoon of the German Bundeswehr. ... A company is a military unit, typically consisting of 100-200 soldiers. ... 1st Battalion 5th Marines (1/5) is an infantry battalion in the United States Marine Corps based out of Camp Pendleton, California consisting of approximately 1000 Marines and Sailors. ... The Navy Cross is the second highest medal that can be awarded by the Department of the Navy and the second highest award given for valor. ... The Silver Star is the fourth highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces. ... The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration and is the fourth highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service. ... For other meanings see Purple Heart (disambiguation). ...



Webb received the Navy Cross for actions on July 10, 1969. The citation read: is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...

The Navy Cross is presented to James H. Webb, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company D, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 10 July 1969, while participating in a company-sized search and destroy operation deep in hostile territory, First Lieutenant Webb's platoon discovered a well-camouflaged bunker complex that appeared to be unoccupied. Deploying his men into defensive positions, First Lieutenant Webb was advancing to the first bunker when three enemy soldiers armed with hand grenades jumped out. Reacting instantly, he grabbed the closest man and, brandishing his .45 caliber pistol at the others, apprehended all three of the soldiers. Accompanied by one of his men, he then approached the second bunker and called for the enemy to surrender. When the hostile soldiers failed to answer him and threw a grenade that detonated dangerously close to him, First Lieutenant Webb detonated a claymore mine in the bunker aperture, accounting for two enemy casualties and disclosing the entrance to a tunnel. Despite the smoke and debris from the explosion and the possibility of enemy soldiers hiding in the tunnel, he then conducted a thorough search that yielded several items of equipment and numerous documents containing valuable intelligence data. Continuing the assault, he approached a third bunker and was preparing to fire into it when the enemy threw another grenade. Observing the grenade land dangerously close to his companion, First Lieutenant Webb simultaneously fired his weapon at the enemy, pushed the Marine away from the grenade, and shielded him from the explosion with his own body. Although sustaining painful fragmentation wounds from the explosion, he managed to throw a grenade into the aperture and completely destroy the remaining bunker. By his courage, aggressive leadership, and selfless devotion to duty, First Lieutenant Webb upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.[7]

In a November 19, 2006 appearance on Meet the Press, Webb told host Tim Russert, "And I, you know, I’m one of these people who — there, there aren’t many of us — who can still justify for you the reasons that we went into Vietnam, however screwed up the strategy got."[8] Anthem Thanh niên Hành Khúc (Call to the Citizens) Capital Saigon Language(s) Vietnamese Government Republic Last President¹ Duong Van Minh Last Prime minister Vu Van Mau Historical era Cold War  - Regime change June 14, 1955  - Dissolution April 30, 1975 Area  - 1973 173,809 km² 67,108... Search and Destroy, or Seek and Destroy, or simply S&D, refers to a military strategy that became a notorious element of the Vietnam War. ... The M1911 is a single-action, semiautomatic handgun chambered for the . ... Parts of the M18A1 Claymore The M18A1 Claymore is a directional anti-personnel mine used by the U.S. military. ... Military intelligence (abbreviated MI, int. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, originating from WRC-AM in Washington. ... Timothy John Russert, Jr. ...


Post-military

James Webb as Assistant Secretary of Defense, 1984.
James Webb as Assistant Secretary of Defense, 1984.

Webb attended Georgetown Law School from 1972 to 1975, graduating with a law degree. While at Georgetown, Webb wrote his first book, Micronesia and U.S. Pacific Strategy.[9] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2420x3000, 2623 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): James H. Webb ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2420x3000, 2623 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): James H. Webb ... The schools original sign, preserved on the north quad of the present-day campus. ... “J.D.” redirects here. ...


From 1977 to 1981, Webb worked on the staff of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. During this time, he also represented veterans pro-bono. Webb also taught at the Naval Academy and was criticized for a 1979 article entitled "Women Can't Fight" (see "Senate Election" below). The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Pro bono is a phrase derived from Latin meaning for the good. The complete phrase is pro bono publico, for the public good. It is used to designate legal or other professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment, as a public service. ...


During the Reagan Administration, Webb served as the nation's first Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs from 1984 to 1987. During his time as Assistant Secretary, Webb sought to reorganize the Marine Corps. He was gravely concerned with the disarray the Marines had fallen into post-Vietnam: drug use, racial infighting, and low morale within the Corps left him with the impression it was no longer America's premier fighting force. The Marine Corps was also rocked by two scandals during this time: the Clayton Lonetree espionage affair, where Lonetree became the first Marine convicted of espionage, and Marine Lt.-Colonel Oliver North's central role in the Iran-Contra affair. President Reagan, with his Cabinet and staff, in the Oval Office (February 4, 1981) Headed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1989, the Reagan Administration was conservative, steadfastly anti-Communist and in favor of tax cuts and smaller government. ... Clayton J. Lonetree is a Native American who served 9 years in prison for espionage. ... Oliver Laurence North (born October 7, 1943) is most well known for his involvement in the Iran-Contra Affair. ...


In 1987, he served as Secretary of the Navy, becoming the first Naval Academy graduate to serve in the military before serving as the civilian head of the Navy. As Navy Secretary, Webb pushed the appointment of Alfred M. Gray, Jr. as Commandant of the Marine Corps, hoping that Gray could reshape the Corps into the elite unit it once was.[10] Webb resigned in 1988 after refusing to agree to reduce the size of the Navy. Webb had wished to increase the Navy to 600 ships. As revealed in The Reagan Diaries, Reagan wrote on February 22, 1988: "I don't think Navy was sorry to see him go." Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. ... Teamwork: Fourth Class Midshipmen lock arms and use ropes made from uniform items as they brace themselves climbing the Herndon Monument The United States Naval Academy, or USNA, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy. ... General Alfred M. Gray General Alfred M. Gray, Jr. ... The Commandant of the United States Marine Corps is the highest ranking officer of the United States Marine Corps and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reporting to the Secretary of the Navy but not to the Chief of Naval Operations. ... The 600 Ship Navy was a plan put forth as a campaign plank by Ronald Reagan in 1980 to rebuild the United States Navy to its former size after post-Vietnam cutbacks. ... The Reagan Diaries is an edited version of diaries written by President Ronald Reagan while in the White House. ...


After his resignation, Webb earned his living primarily as an author and filmmaker. He won an Emmy Award for his 1983 PBS coverage of the U.S. Marines in Beirut. An Emmy Award. ...


Among Webb's awards for community service and professional excellence are the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Medal of Honor Society's Patriot Award, the American Legion National Commander's Public Service Award, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Media Service Award, the Marine Corps League's Military Order of the Iron Mike Award, the John H. Russell Leadership Award, and the Robert L. Denig Distinguished Service Award This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Veterans of Foreign Wars, or VFW, is an American organization whose members are current or former members of the U.S. armed forces. ... The Marine Corps League is the only federally-chartered United States Marine Corps-related veterans organization in the U.S. Its Federal Charter was approved by the 75th U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. ... John Henry Russell (1872 - 1947) was a U.S. Marine Corps general. ...


On March 30, 2003, Webb wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times.[11] While he erred in believing that the Iraqi leadership had learned lessons from the first Gulf War that would enable them to stop U.S. troops from taking Baghdad, subsequent events proved correct his conclusion that a protracted guerrilla conflict would be a likely outcome of an American invasion of Iraq. is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ...


During the 2004 presidential campaign, Webb wrote an op-ed piece for USA Today in which he, as a military veteran, evaluated the candidacies of John Kerry and George W. Bush. He criticized Kerry for the nature of his opposition to the Vietnam War in the 1970s while affiliated with the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and accused Bush of using his father's connections to avoid service in Vietnam. Webb also wrote that Bush had "committed the greatest strategic blunder in modern memory" with the 2003 invasion of Iraq.[12] Presidential election results map. ... An Op-Ed is a piece of writing expressing an opinion. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) is a tax-exempt Non-profit organization and corporation, originally created to oppose the Vietnam War. ... Look up Blunder in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The subject of this article is the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ...


Webb endorsed incumbent Democrat Charles Robb for reelection to his Senate seat, over Webb's former Naval Academy classmate and fellow Marine Oliver North, in 1994. Webb subsequently endorsed Republican George Allen over Robb in 2000, and then ran against Allen himself in 2006. Charles Spittal Chuck Robb (born June 26, American politician. ... Oliver Laurence North (born October 7, 1943) is most well known for his involvement in the Iran-Contra Affair. ... George Felix Allen (born March 8, 1952) is a former Republican United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the son of former NFL head coach George Allen. ...


2006 Senate campaign

Painting of Webb
Painting of Webb

In late 2005, a campaign to draft Webb to run for the Senate in 2006 began on the Internet. On February 7, 2006, he announced that he would seek the Democratic nomination for the 2006 Senate race against incumbent Virginia Senator George Allen[13] and Gail Parker, the Independent Green Party nominee. The Virginia Senate election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Jwebb. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Jwebb. ... Political drafts are used to encourage or compel a certain person to enter a political race, by demonstrating a significant groundswell of support for the candidate. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... This article is about the U.S. state. ... George Felix Allen (born March 8, 1952) is a former Republican United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the son of former NFL head coach George Allen. ... Gail Parker is a Virginia business woman, retired USAF Major, former Pentagon budget analyst, and Independent Green Party of Virginia candidate for Senate in 2006 from Virginia. ... The Independent Greens of Virginia is an official political party in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, formed in early 2004. ...


In the Democratic primary on June 13, 2006, Webb faced longtime businessman and lobbyist Harris Miller. Webb won with 53.5% of the vote, in a race with low turnout.[14] is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harris N. Miller is running for the United States Senate from Virginia and is the President of the Information Technology Association of America and the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) . Miller is presently a Virginia Democratic Party candidate for Senate in 2006. ...


Webb benefited from the fallout from an August 11, 2006 incident in which Allen used the word macaca to refer to S.R. Sidarth, who was filming an event as a "tracker" for the Webb campaign. A poll the following week showed Webb gaining 10 percentage points. The race, which at one point looked like a sure win for Allen, became one of the most watched and closest races of the 2006 midterm elections. is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Macaca[1] is a dismissive epithet used by francophone colonials in Central Africas Belgian Congo for the native population. ... Shekar Ramanuja S.R. Sidarth (शेखर रामानुज सिद्धार्थ) (born November 26, 1985) is an Indian-American U.S. citizen and resident of the U.S. state of Virginia, where he was born and raised. ...


On September 7, 2006, Webb released his first television advertisement.[15] It featured footage of a 1985 speech by Ronald Reagan praising Webb at the secretary's alma mater, the United States Naval Academy in 1985. The next day, an official working for the Reagan Presidential Foundation faxed a letter to Webb's campaign on behalf of former first lady Nancy Reagan, urging them not to air the advertisement.[16] is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Reagan” redirects here. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland . ... This article is about the year. ... Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6, 1921) is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. ...


Five women graduates of the United States Naval Academy held a press conference, decrying a 1979 article by Webb, titled "Women Can't Fight". The women said Webb's article contributed to an atmosphere of hostility and harassment towards women at the academy. Webb was later endorsed by nine military women who stated that Webb is a "man of integrity" who "recognizes the crucial role that women have in the military today".[17] The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland . ... The Virginia Senate election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006. ...


Allen had been expected to be reelected relatively easily, and that this reelection would prepare him for a possible 2008 Presidential candidacy. But Webb's entry into the race and primary victory changed the political landscape. Political analyst Larry Sabato said in May that "Jim Webb is George Allen's worst nightmare: a war hero and a Reagan appointee who holds moderate positions…. Allen tries to project a Reagan aura, but Webb already has it."[18] In September, Bloomberg.com's Catherine Dodge wrote an article highlighting Webb and the Senate race, and said "Webb isn't a typical Democrat. His family hails from the rural southern part of the state. He's pro-gun ownership, and he takes a harder line on illegal immigration than many Senate Republicans."[19] Larry J. Sabato is the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and is director of their Center for Politics. ... Bloomberg L.P. is the largest financial news and data company in the world, controlling 33% of market share. ...


On October 26, 2006, the Allen campaign issued a press release quoting several passages from Webb's novels with sexual content, including graphic references to female anatomy and purported pedophilia, homosexuality and incest, citing a passage in which a Southeast Asian father ritually places the penis of his young son in his mouth. The press release said that the passages showed a "continued pattern of demeaning women".[20] Allen's campaign refused to tell a local radio news station, WTOP-FM, whether it in fact had issued a news release on the matter.[21] is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On November 9, 2006, after the Associated Press and Reuters projected that Webb had won the seat, Allen conceded the election. Although the margin was narrow — less than half of 1% of the total vote and therefore small enough under Virginia law to allow demanding a recount — Allen stated that he would not challenge the result. is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Reuters Group plc (LSE: RTR and NASDAQ: RTRSY); pron. ...


Webb, as a Democratic veteran challenger, was also considered one of the Fighting Dems. The Fighting Dems is a nickname given to more than 60 military veterans who ran for Congress as Democrats in the United States 2006 congressional elections. ...


Senator-elect

On November 15, 2006, Senate majority leader in waiting Harry Reid assigned Webb to three committees: the committees on Foreign Relations, Veterans' Affairs, and Armed Services.[22] is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party. ... U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ... The United States Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs is responsible for dealing with matters related to veterans. ... The Committee on Armed Services is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of the nations military, including the Department of Defense, military research and development, nuclear energy (as pertaining to national security), benefits for members of the military, the Selective Service System and other...


That same day, an op ed authored by Webb appeared in the pages of the Wall Street Journal. Titled "Class Struggle," the piece addressed what Webb feels is a growing economic inequality in the United States, touching on what he feels are overly permissive immigration policies, extravagant executive compensation, the detrimental effects of free trade and globalization, iniquitous tax cuts, and speedily rising health care costs, and attacking the "elites" who he says perpetuate the aforementioned woes for their personal economic gain.[23] An Op-Ed is a piece of writing expressing an opinion. ... The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ... Executive compensation is how top executives of business corporations are paid. ... Free trade is an economic concept referring to the selling of products between countries without tariffs or other trade barriers. ... A KFC franchise in Kuwait. ... A tax cut is a reduction in the rate of tax charged by a government, for example on personal or corporate income. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ...


Terse exchange with Bush

On November 28, 2006, at a White House reception for those newly elected to Congress, Webb declined to stand in the line to have his picture taken with the president, whom Webb often criticized during the campaign. The president approached Webb later and asked him, "How's your boy?", referring to Webb's son, a Marine serving in Iraq. According to Congressman Jim Moran of Virginia, aides warned the President to be "extra sensitive about talking to Webb about his son, since Webb's son has had a recent brush with death in Iraq."[24] Webb replied "I'd like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President." Bush responded, "That's not what I asked you. How's your boy?" Webb responded, "That's between me and my boy, Mr. President." Webb was so angered by the exchange that he was reportedly tempted to "slug" the president and later remarked, "I'm not particularly interested in having a picture of me and George W. Bush on my wall."[25][26] is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Patrick Jim Moran Jr. ...


In response to the incident, some conservatives criticized Webb, including George Will, who called Webb a "boor" and wrote, "[Webb] already has become what Washington did not need another of, a subtraction from the city's civility and clear speaking."[27][28] Others, such as conservative columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan, reserved their criticism for Bush.[29] George Frederick Will (born May 4, 1941) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, conservative American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author. ... Peggy Noonan (born Margaret Ellen Noonan on September 7, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York) is an author of seven books on politics, religion and culture, a weekly columnist for The Wall Street Journal, and was a Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan. ...


Webb was asked about the exchange in a January 4, 2007 appearance on Hardball with Chris Matthews. He told Matthews: is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Hardball with Chris Matthews is a talk show on MSNBC broadcast weekdays at 5 and 7 PM hosted by Chris Matthews. ... This article is about the journalist. ...

"My feeling about that — first of all, it's been kind of a bit overblown. But I think when people are now seeing how John McCain is handling the situation with his son being in the Marine Corps, perhaps they can understand a little bit more what I was having to go through during the entire campaign. I greatly respect my son‘s service and all of the people who are serving. At the same time, I have not commented, even to many of my friends, about the operational side. That‘s personal to me in terms of my feelings about it. And it was not a casual comment. As I said in the piece that you just ran, I think the best article that was written on that was by Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal when she basically said that the lack of civility was not mine and I feel that way."[30]

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110th United States Senate

On January 4, 2007 Webb was accompanied by Senior Virginia Republican Sen. (and fellow former Secretary of the Navy) John Warner and former Virginia Democratic Sen. Charles Robb as he was sworn into the 110th U.S. Senate.[31] is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. ... John William Warner (born February 18, 1927) is an American politician, who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and has served as the Republican senior U.S. Senator from Virginia since January 2, 1979. ... Charles Spittal Chuck Robb (born June 26, American politician. ... United States Capitol (2002) // The One Hundred Tenth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives. ...


Webb’s first legislative act was to introduce a bill expanding benefits for military families entitled the “Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act”. The act is set to replace the Montgomery G.I. Bill and “makes veterans benefits identical to those soldiers received following World War II.”[31] Democratic leaders in Congress “ have already signaled the bill will be a top priority in the new session.” Speaking about his bill, Webb said “With many of our military members serving two or three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is past time to enact a new veterans’ education program modeled on the World War II era G.I. bill. This is exactly what our legislation does.”[31] The Servicemens Readjustment Act of 1944 (better known as the G.I. Bill) provided for college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans (commonly referred to as GIs or G.I.s) as well as one year of unemployment compensation. ...


On January 23, 2007, Webb delivered the Democratic response to the President's State of the Union address, focusing on the economy and Iraq.[32] Webb's speech drew very positive reviews, and was regarded as one of the stronger State of the Union responses in recent memory.[33] Webb, a decorated war veteran spoke of his family’s military past, his own passionate attachment to the military, and the way in which previous presidents had always attempted to ensure that all precautions had been taken when sending young Americans into harm's way. is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... George W. Bush during the speech, with Dick Cheney and Nancy Pelosi behind him. ...


On March 5, 2007, Webb introduced his second piece of legislation, S.759, which is intended to prohibit the use of funds for military operations in Iran without the prior approval of Congress. In a statement on the floor of the Senate, Webb said: "The major function of this legislation is to prevent this Administration from commencing unprovoked military activities against Iran without the approval of the Congress. The legislation accomplishes this goal through the proper constitutional process of prohibiting all funding for such an endeavor."[34] This article is about the day. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Gun incident

On March 26, 2007, a senatorial aide of Webb, Phillip Thompson, was arrested for carrying Webb's loaded pistol as he entered the Russell Senate Office Building and for carrying unregistered ammunition. The weapon was discovered when Thompson went through an X-Ray machine with a loaded pistol and two additional loaded magazines in a briefcase.[35]. Charges against the aide were later dismissed, with prosecutors concluding it could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Thompson was aware that the gun and ammunition were in the briefcase.[36] March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Iraq War position

In a January 4, 2007 appearance on The Situation Room, Webb articulated his position on the Iraq War: is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article is about the CNN news program. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ...

"What we really need to do is to get into the arena where we can talk about a strategy, talk about the pluses and the minuses of the Baker-Hamilton Commission and work toward a solution that, on the one hand, will allow us to remove our combat troops, but on the other, will increase the stability of the region, allow us to continue to fight against international terrorism and allow us, as a nation, to address our strategic interests around the world. And this is — this is one of the drawbacks that we've had with so many troops having been put into this constant rotational basis inside one country when we have a war against international terrorism that's global."

When asked by Wolf Blitzer if he would ever support the efforts of Dennis Kucinich to cut funding for the war, Webb responded by stating "I — you know, I lived through Vietnam. I lived through it as a Marine and I know that those sorts of approaches, while they seem attractive on one level are really not that realistic. What we want to do — and I was talking with a number of senators today — is to try to get some of these so-called emergency legislation packages back into the committee process so that the committees can actually play."[37] Cover of the report The Iraq Study group (ISG), also known as the Baker-Hamilton Commission,[1] was a ten-person bipartisan panel appointed on March 15, 2006, by the United States Congress, that was charged with assessing the situation in Iraq and the US-led Iraq War and making... Wolf Blitzer (born March 22, 1948 in Buffalo, New York) is an American journalist and author. ... Dennis John Kucinich (born October 8, 1946) is an American politician of the Democratic party and a candidate for President of the United States in both 2004 and 2008. ...


As an author

Books

Webb's successful first novel, Fields of Fire (1978), drawn from personal experience, tells the story of a platoon of US Marines in late 1960s Vietnam. Reviewers hailed its pull-no-punches descriptions of infantry life and combat.[38]


After five more novels, he wrote a work of nonfiction, Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America, tracing the role people of Scots-Irish ancestry have played in American history and culture. Webb argues that, contrary to the "cracker" and "redneck" stereotypes often applied to the Scots-Irish, many of whom settled in Appalachia, the American Midwest and the American South, the Scots-Irish were central to defining American working class values and culture. He lauds the fiercely independent streak and individualism of the Scots-Irish, and explains how their political pragmatism has often led them to play the role of swing voters in elections, for example as Reagan Democrats, and as voters for Ross Perot and Reform Party. Scots-Irish (formerly Scotch-Irish) is a term used to describe inhabitants of the USA and Canada of Scots-Irish (particularly Ulster-Scots) descent, who formed distinctive communities and had distinctive social characteristics. ... White cracker or more often just cracker was originally a pejorative term for a white person, mainly used in the Southern United States. ... This article is about a stereotypical description. ... It has been suggested that Poverty in Appalachia be merged into this article or section. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Historic Southern United States. ... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ... Individualism is a term used to describe a moral, political, or social outlook that stresses human independence and the importance of individual self-reliance and liberty. ... Pragmatism is a philosophic school that originated in the late nineteenth century with Charles Sanders Peirce, who first stated the pragmatic maxim. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Swing vote is a multi-genre band with Jack, Marc, Ryan and Alex hailing from New Jersey. ... The term Reagan Democrat is used by political commentators to denote traditionally Democratic voters, especially white working-class Northerners, who defected from their party to support President Ronald Reagan, in both the 1980 and 1984 elections. ... H. Ross Perot (born June 27, 1930) is an American businessman from Texas, who is best known for seeking the office of President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. ... The Reform Party of the United States of America (abbreviated Reform Party USA or RPUSA) is a political party in the United States, founded by Ross Perot in 1995 under the belief that Americans were disillusioned with the state of politics--as being corrupt and unable to deal with vital...

  • Fields of Fire (1978) ISBN 0-553-58385-9
  • A Sense of Honor (1981) ISBN 1-55750-917-4
  • A Country Such as This (1983) ISBN 1-55750-964-6
  • Something to Die For (1992) ISBN 0-380-71322-5
  • A Sense of Honor (1995) ISBN 1-55750-917-4
  • The Emperor's General (1999) ISBN 0-553-57854-5
  • Lost Soldiers (2002) ISBN 0-440-24091-3
  • Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America (2004) ISBN 0-7679-1688-3

Movies

Webb wrote the story and was the executive producer for the 2000 movie Rules of Engagement, which starred Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson. Rules of Engagement is a 2000 American movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones, directed by William Friedkin. ... For the musician, see Tommy Lee. ... “Samuel Jackson” redirects here. ...


Warner Brothers acquired Webb's script for Whiskey River. Currently in production, the movie is directed and produced by Rob Reiner. The film concerns an American soldier who is injured in Iraq and returns to the United States. Before completing rehabilitation, he is called back to active duty. His father, in an attempt to save his son's life, kidnaps him.[39] Warner Bros. ... Robert Rob Reiner (born March 6, 1945) is an American actor, director, producer, writer, childrens advocate and political activist. ...


In October 2006, while commenting on the need to break away from stereotypical movie villains, Webb stated, "Every movie needs a villain. Towel-heads and rednecks — of which I am one...became the easy villains in so many movies out there."[40] For the term used in computing, see stereotype (UML). ... “Bad guy” redirects here. ... Sand N*GG*R ... This article is about a stereotypical description. ...


Articles

Webb has authored a number of articles in various journals and newspapers, including the Marine Corps Gazette, Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.[41]


On November 15, 2006, The Wall Street Journal published an article by Webb entitled "Class Struggle." Webb argued that the government must "confront the growing unfairness in this age of globalization." He also stated that the "elites" ignore the average American and believe that "certain immigrant groups have the 'right genetics' and thus are natural entrants to the 'overclass,' while others, as well as those who come from stock that has been here for 200 years and have not made it to the top, simply don't possess the necessary attributes." Conservative columnist Jim Glassman has insinuated that this comment was anti-Semitic ("The Class Struggle of Jim Webb"). James K Glassman James K. Glassman (born January 1, 1947 in Washington, DC) is an American conservative editorialist, journalist and author. ...


Trivia

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Election history

Virginia U.S. Senate Election 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James Webb 1,175,606 49.6
Republican George Allen (Incumbent) 1,166,277 49.2 -3.1

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See also

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Footnotes

  1. ^ http://www.wargs.com/political/webb.html
  2. ^ Argetsinger, Amy and Roxanne Roberts. 12 Dec. 2006. "The Reliable Source." Washington Post. C03.
  3. ^ Barnes, Robert. "For Webb, Fighter is a Label that Sticks." Washington Post. 8 Jun. 2006. Metro B01.
  4. ^ "Webb Puts Family Before Parade", Washington Post, September 1, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-09-02. 
  5. ^ Robin Toner. "As Senator Falters, a Democrat Rises in Virginia", The New York Times, September 18, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-10-28. 
  6. ^ Argetsinger, Amy and Roxanne Roberts. 12 Dec. 2006. "The Reliable Source." Washington Post. C03.
  7. ^ US Marine Corps Awards — Vietnam. Full Text Citations for Vietnam War Awards of the Navy Cross. HomeofHeroes.com. Retrieved on 2006-03-25.
  8. ^ "MTP Transcript for Nov. 19", MSNBC.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-04. 
  9. ^ Webb, James H. (1974). Micronesia and U.S. Pacific strategy: a blueprint for the 1980s. New York: Praeger. ISBN 0-275-08940-1. 
  10. ^ Ricks, Thomas E. (1997). Making the Corps. New York: Scribner. ISBN 0-684-83109-0. 
  11. ^ James Webb (March 30, 2003). The War in Iraq Turns Ugly. That's What Wars Do.. New York Times. Retrieved on 2006-11-10.
  12. ^ Webb, James. "Veterans face conundrum: Kerry or Bush?", USA Today, 2004-02-18. Retrieved on 2006-10-29. 
  13. ^ Shear, Michael D.. "Reagan Navy Secretary Will Run for U.S. Senate", Washington Post, 2006-02-08, p. B05. Retrieved on 2006-10-29. 
  14. ^ Official Results: Primary Election, June 13, 2006. Commonwealth of Virginia. Retrieved on 2006-06-19.
  15. ^ "Television Ad Shows Reagan Praising Webb In 1985 Speech", The Washington Post, September 8, 2006. 
  16. ^ "Editorial: Let Reagan Be Reagan", Washington Post, 2006-09-15. 
  17. ^ "Military women support Webb as 'man of integrity'", Washington Times, 2006-10-18. 
  18. ^ Sally Donnelly. "Betting on a Novice in Virginia", Time, May 15, 2006. 
  19. ^ Catherine Dodge (September 7, 2006). Webb's Challenge to Allen Tests Strength of Anti-War Sentiment. Bloomberg. Retrieved on 2006-09-11.
  20. ^ Allen's revenge: Exposes Underage Sex Scenes in Opponent's Novels. Drudge Report web site. Drudge Report. Retrieved on 2006-10-27.
  21. ^ "Jim Webb Defends Content of His Novels", WTOP-FM, 2006-10-27. Retrieved on 2006-10-29. 
  22. ^ Maze, Rick (Nov. 15, 2006). Webb to serve on key Iraq-related Senate panels. Air Force Times.
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  24. ^ Olbermann, Keith. "Countdown with Keith Olbermann", MSNBC, December 5, 2006,. Retrieved on 2006-12-05. 
  25. ^ Heil, Emily. "Son also rises in testy Webb-Bush exchange", The Hill, November 29, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-12-02. 
  26. ^ Shear, Michael D.. "In Following His Own Script, Webb May Test Senate's Limits", The Washington Post, November 29, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-12-02. 
  27. ^ Will, George F.. "Already Too Busy for Civility", The Washington Post, November 30, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-12-06. 
  28. ^ Shear, Michael D.. "Remark By Webb Arouses Passions", The Washington Post, December 2, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-12-05. 
  29. ^ Noonan, Peggy. "Grace Under Pressure", The Wall Street Journal, December 2–3, 2006. 
  30. ^ "'Hardball with Chris Matthews' for Jan. 4", MSNBC.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-05. 
  31. ^ a b c David Francis. "Jim Webb sworn in as senator", The Examiner, 2007-01-05. Retrieved on 2007-01-07. 
  32. ^ Transcript of Jim Webb's Response
  33. ^ Howard Kurtz. "The Long Goodbye", The Washington Post, 2007-01-25. Retrieved on 2007-05-03. 
  34. ^ Senator Jim Webb (2007-03-05). Senator Jim Webb Introduces Bill Prohibiting Use of Funds for Military Operations in Iran. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-05-03.
  35. ^ "Webb aide arrested for gun possession", Associated Press, March 26, 2007. 
  36. ^ Henri E. Cauvin. "Prosecutors Drop Gun Case Against Webb Aide", The Washington Post, 2007-04-28. Retrieved on 2007-05-14. 
  37. ^ "THE SITUATION ROOM", January 4, 2007. 
  38. ^ "Reviving the Story-Telling Art", Time, October 30, 1978. 
  39. ^ http://www.hollywood.com/movie/Whiskey_River/3464829
  40. ^ Libby Copeland. "Don't Call Him Redneck: James Webb Hates the Expression, But Is Very Proud of the Culture", Washington Post, October 18, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-10-21. 
  41. ^ Articles Written by Jim Webb. jameswebb.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-03.
  42. ^ Searching for the real Jim Webb in the 'real Virginia'. The Virginian-Pilot (September 10, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-10-28.

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Preceded by
John Lehman
United States Secretary of the Navy
Served Under: Ronald Reagan

May 1, 1987February 23, 1988
Succeeded by
William L. Ball
Preceded by
George Allen
United States Senator (Class 1) from Virginia
January 3, 2007
Served alongside: John Warner
Succeeded by
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About James Webb (774 words)
James Webb is descended principally from the Scotch-Irish settlers who came to this country from Northern Ireland in the 18th century and became pioneers in the Virginia mountains.
Webb has written six best-selling novels: Fields of Fire (l978), considered by many to be the classic novel of the Vietnam war, A Sense of Honor (l981), A Country Such As This (1983), Something To Die For (1991), The Emperor's General (1999) and Lost Soldiers (2001).
Webb served in the U.S. Congress as counsel to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs from l977 to l98l, becoming the first Vietnam veteran to serve as a full committee counsel in the Congress.
Military Women Endorse Jim Webb for U.S. Senate | Born Fighting: The WebbLog (1258 words)
Jim Webb is not leading in the polls because people like his ideas, he is leading because they hate Allen.
Jim Webb is just as unfit for politcal office as Allen, it's just Jim Webb has not been as stupid as Allen, about putting his foot in his mouth.
Webb has plenty of women working in his campaign, he's definitely taking positions favored by women in general on the issues, and he's revised his views of their role in the military.
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