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Jim Webb: Presidential Decision Coming In Next Two Weeks

"I think there's a lot of movement around Bernie just for people to show they're uneasy."

Posted on June 17, 2015, at 11:49 a.m. ET

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Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, a possible Democratic presidential candidate, says he will announcing whether he's running for president "within the next two weeks." Webb has been making trips to Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina in recent months to test the waters for a presidential campaign.

"We're gonna make a decision within the next two weeks," Webb told Iowa radio show Mickelson in the Morning this week.

Webb said his decision would be based on if he could run a viable campaign without having to take large donations, something he called "damaging to the country,"

"As I've said to you on shows before the decision point is if we put together a viable campaign without having to fall into this financial campaign funding process, which I think is damaging to the country. We'll be saying something within the next two weeks."

Asked about Bernie Sanders, another Democratic presidential candidate along with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Webb said Sanders raises issues to be debated that otherwise would not be.

"I think Bernie Sanders raises some issues that need to be debated that otherwise won't be debated," Webb said when asked about how Sanders was polling.

"I believe there are a lot of people out there who are looking for a different form of leadership and this country really does need principled leadership from people who have a record and can demonstrate that they have acted in ways that produce results rather than simply making promises. So I think there's a lot of movement around Bernie just for people to show they're uneasy."

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