Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb, who said this week he's taking "a hard look"
at seeking the 2016 presidential nomination, will travel to New Hampshire in October to speak on the campus of Saint Anselem College in Manchester.
Webb plans to campaign for New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's re-election campaign while there, reports The Washington Post
, but the small Catholic college is a traditional testing ground for presidential candidates and hosts primary debates.
In addition, Webb will speak about his memoir, "I Heard My Country Calling," and discuss foreign and domestic policy.
The New Hampshire Institute of Politics, operated by the college, will host the event.
Democrats familiar with the Webb trip said his campaign work for Shaheen, who is running against Republican challenger Scott Brown, will most likely focus on veteran outreach.
Webb, a Marine and Purple Heart recipient from his service in Vietnam, served a Secretary of the Navy under President Ronald Reagan.
He campaigned on an anti-war platform, reports The Post, and was elected as senator in 2006, and decided not to seek reelection in 2012.
Webb has also campaigned for Democratic Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley in his campaign against Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst.
Webb also attended a "Salute Our Soldiers" gala in Portsmouth, N.H. earlier this year.
Several other potential Democratic primary candidates, including Vice President Joe Biden, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, have either visited New Hampshire or plan visits as the November election nears.
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