Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced Tuesday that he is dropping his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Webb said he will meet with people from all political backgrounds in the coming weeks to see if he has enough support to consider an independent presidential run.
"The very nature of our democracy is under siege due to the power structure and the money that finances both political parties," Webb said, joined by his wife, Hong Le Webb. "Our political candidates are being pulled to the extremes. They're increasingly out of step with the people they're supposed to serve."
Webb has complained that he did not get enough time to present his views at the first Democratic debate.