From left, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., bows their heads at a memorial service for the late Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., Friday, July 2, 2010, at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Gallery: Jay Rockefeller through the years
Jan. 11, 2013 @ 06:00 PM
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, who came to West Virginia as a young man from one of the world's richest families to work on antipoverty programs and remained in the state to build a political legacy, announced Friday he will not seek a sixth term.