Jay Rockefeller won't run in 2014

West Virginia's 5-term Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller has announced he will retire when his term expires in 2014. Politico: In an interview with POLITICO, Rockefeller - the chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and one of the most senior Senate Democrats - said he had been wrestling with the question of whether to run again since October but had not made up his mind to retire until very recently. "I'm going to serve out my term," the 75-year-old Rockefeller said. "It was a very hard decision for me. Once it's made, like any hard decision, it eases up. But it was a very tough decision for me." Rockefeller is scheduled to make a formal announcement at 11 a.m. back home in West Virginia. Rockefeller said he decided to go public with his retirement now - one that is sure to shake up the 2014 Senate landscape - because it felt like the right move and because he didn't want months of public speculation over his political future. "It's part of my...(Read Full Post)