Potential presidential candidate and former Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) told an audience in Richmond that “the Democratic Party has lost white working-class voters by becoming ‘a party of interest groups.’” The Washington Post,
“The Democratic Party has lost the message that made it such a great party for so many years, and that message was: Take care of working people, take care of the people who have no voice in the corridors of power, no matter their race, ethnicity or any other reason,” Webb said. “The Democratic Party has basically turned into a party of interest groups.”
Webb is among a handful of Democrats challenging the idea that the party’s presidential nomination is Hillary Rodham Clinton’s for the taking. Webb twice declined to answer questions about how he stacks up against the former secretary of state, senator from New York and first lady, who is widely expected to dominate the Democratic field if she decides to run.