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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:52 AM

APNewsBreak: Rockefeller won’t seek re-election

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Source: Salon

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller will not seek a sixth term representing West Virginia.

The 75-year-old Democrat has recently sparred with the state’s mining industry over the future of coal, and he has supported President Barack Obama, who is deeply unpopular in West Virginia.

Rockefeller tells The Associated Press that public service has dominated his life for a half-century. He said he plans to retire in 2014 to devote more time to his family and vowed to remain a West Virginian.

Friday’s announcement is sure to set off a scramble for the seat. Republican U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito has already said she will seek it in 2014.

Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/01/11/apnewsbreak_rockefeller_wont_seek_re_election/

Spoke to Michael Bennett yesterday, and he didn't mention this race, so it must be a recent decision. I think this is going to be a hard seat to hold on to.

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