Webb Will Arrive in Denver Today
DENVER -- U.S. Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) will arrive in Denver later today to attend his first Democratic National Convention.
Webb's arrival will highlight one of the most significant political transformations in a generation, considering he was a self-described Republican just eight years ago.
But Webb has a packed schedule over the next 48 hours. Webb is sponsoring a breakfast for the Virginia delegation tomorrow. Later in the day, Webb will attend a luncheon sponsored by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to his aides. Webb will then do a round of national media interviews and mingle with Virginia delegates on the convention floor tomorrow evening, the same night that U.S. Senate candidate Mark R. Warner (D) is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the convention.
Webb plans to leave Denver Wednesday morning so he can travel to Phoenix, where he will deliver the keynote address at an American Legion convention.
Despite his early departure from the convention, Webb will likely be a big hit among the delegates. Not only has he built a national reputation due to his work in the Senate, Webb has also apparently discovered that convention delegates love their breakfast.
Webb's breakfast will feature eggs, sausage and home fries, a generous spread considering its estimated $7,000 price tag.
Yes, it cost about $7,000 to feed about 250 convention delegates, alternates, elected official, staff and hangers-on a hearty breakfast at the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Denver, according to advisers to Webb.
August 25, 2008; 4:39 AM ET
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