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BREAKING: Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) Won't Seek Re-election in 2014

Barsoom Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 1:45 PM
Jay "Pull the trigger" Rockefeller.

Senate Republicans have their work cut out for them after last year's unmitigated electoral disaster.  To reclaim Congress' upper chamber, the GOP needs to net six seats in the 2014 midterm elections.  That task is a bit of a longshot, but this piece of breaking news brightens the picture a smidgen: 
 

Sen. Jay Rockefeller will not seek a sixth term representing West Virginia. The 75-year-old Democrat has recently sparred with the state's mining industry over the future of coal, and he has supported President Obama, who is deeply unpopular in West Virginia. Rockefeller tells The...