10:44 AM, Jan 11, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The AP reports:
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.
The 75-year-old Democrat's decision, coming at a time when his popularity in a conservative state had been waning for sparring with the powerful mining industry and supporting President Barack Obama, told The Associated Press ahead of his formal announcement that it was time to retire.
After about three decades in elective office, it was time to "bring more balance to my life after a career that has been so obsessively dominated by politics and public policy and campaigns," he said. "I've gotten way out of whack in terms of the time I should spend with my wife and my children and my grandchildren."
11:54 AM, Nov 26, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican House member Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia will challenge Democrat Jay Rockefeller for the U.S. Senate. At 59, Capito, who has served in the House of Representatives since 2001 and is the daughter of former West Virginia governor Arch Moore, will be facing a 75-year-old Rockefeller, who was first elected to the Senate in 1984.
'I can’t believe that somebody who actually goes into public service would do something like that.'4:49 PM, Apr 12, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
West Virginia senator Jay Rockefeller, a Democrat, criticized House Budget chairman Paul Ryan’s recently released budget plan this afternoon in the Capitol. “According to our analysis,” Rockefeller said, “the size of the federal government will be cut 40 percent of where it is today at the expiration of the Ryan budget.”
A Parody.4:00 PM, Nov 18, 2010 • By PHILIP TERZIAN
There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: ‘Out. Off. End. Goodbye.’ It would be a big favor to political discourse, our ability to do our work here in Congress.
-- Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller 4th (D-WV), November 17
1:19 PM, Oct 21, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
West Virginia's Democratic governor and Senate candidate Joe Manchin attended a $1,000 to $5,000 a head fundraiser in Washington, D.C. today and apparently* slipped out the back door without taking questions from the press.
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