Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., laughs with President Clinton outside the White House Wednesday Dec. 2, 1998 after a meeting between the president and Democratic senators to discuss their agenda for the 106th Congress. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
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.