Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb is now considering running for the White House as an independent, his campaign said Monday.
The former Virginia senator, whose centrist views contrast with the liberal stances of primary opponents Hillary Clinton and Bernard Sanders, plans to discuss his future plans at a Tuesday news conference in Washington.
According to a press release, Webb will “discuss his candidacy, the campaign and his views of the political parties in the current election cycle.”
Webb’s speech is scheduled for the Zenger Room at the National Press Club.
Webb entered the Democratic primary for president in July, but has struggled in the polls. The Real Clear Politics polling average has Webb at just 1.2 percent.