DSCC ‘Confident’ They’ll Find An ‘Independent-Minded Democrat’ To Replace Rockefeller

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued a statement Friday in which he expressed confidence that retiring Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) will be replaced by an “independent-minded Democrat” in 2014.

The statement:

“For more than a generation, Senator Rockefeller has been a dedicated public servant, a brilliant legislator, and a loyal colleague in the US Senate. While we will greatly miss him in our caucus, I am confident we can elect an independent-minded Democrat to his seat next November. Democrats maintain nearly a two to one voter registration advantage over Republicans in West Virginia and I know there are a number of leaders there who will consider taking this next step to serve their state.”

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