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Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., speaks in front of a cut-out of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Wednesday evening at the Kerry-Edwards Headquarters in Huntington. The senator encouraged voters to vote a straight ticket for the Democratic party next Tuesday.

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.