ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf and Sunlen Miller Report: One of the last uncommitted Democrats in the Senate, moderate Jim Webb, D-Va., will join Senate colleague and presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama for campaign appearances in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC Thursday, according to Webb’s Senate office.
Webb will introduce Obama at an evening rally in Bristol, Va.
Webb, considered a potential vice presidential candidate because he could bolster Obama’s defense credentials and help deliver newly purple states like Virginia, is a former Republican, Vietnam veteran and Pentagon official during the Reagan Presidency.
He had not, until today, officially endorsed a Presidential candidate.
At a mid-day town hall meeting in Bristol, Va., Obama will be joined by former Virginia governor and Senate candidate Mark Warner. Obama’s afternoon remarks will be focused on health-care.