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Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., announces his plans to not seek re-election for a sixth term, in Charleston, W.Va., Friday Jan. 11, 2013. Rockefeller was announced by his wife Sharon Rockefeller, center, and many of his family were in attendance including his middle son Charles Rockefeller, left. Rockefeller's retirement was widely expected and puts the seat held by Democrats since 1958 in jeopardy for the party.
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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.