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Democratic presidential hopeful Walter Mondale, right, chats with then-Gov. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and his wife, Sharon, just before a "Prelude to Victory" dinner in Washington at night, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1983. More than 1,500 Democrats gathered for the $1,000-a-person, $10,000-per-table affair to raise money for party efforts in the 1984 elections.

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.