Reporters greeted Webb as "short-timer" at the start of an impromptu media gaggle, Webb grinned, arched one eyebrow and replied, "Maybe."
Asked later to elaborate, Webb said only that he plans to stay politically involved but that "six years in the United States Senate is about right."
Webb is a former Navy secretary and decorated Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. He has been mentioned in Washington speculation as a possible successor to retiring Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
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