AP: Rockefeller Won’t Seek Re-Election

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) on Friday will announce that he does not intend to seek re-election in 2014, the Associated Press reports

Rockefeller was considered a vulnerable incumbent entering next year’s midterm elections, and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) had already announced her intention to run for the Senate seat. According to CNN, the five-term incumbent will make the announcement at 11:00 a.m. ET.

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