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Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.)


Political Highlights: secretary of the Navy, 1987-88; U.S. Senate, 2007-13
Born: Feb. 9, 1946; St. Joseph, Mo.
Residence: Falls Church
Religion: Protestant
Family: Wife, Hong Le Webb; five children, one stepchild
Education: U. of Southern California, attended 1963-64; U.S. Naval Academy, B.S. 1968; Georgetown U., J.D. 1975
Military Service: Marine Corps, 1968-72
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (1st term)
End of Service: Jan. 3, 2013
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Personnel - Chairman; Readiness & Management Support; Seapower); Foreign Relations (Africa and Global Health Policy; East Asia - Chairman; Europe and Regional Security Cooperation; Western Hemisphere); Veterans' Affairs; Joint Economic

Election History
2006generalJim Webb (D) 1,175,60649.6
George Allen (R) 1,166,27749.2
G. Parker (IGREEN) 26,1021.1
Roll Call Vitals


Virginia is 6th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Sen. Jim Webb has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.