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Rockefeller won´t run for
Senate in 2014

Charleston Gazette [W.VA], by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/11/2013 10:21:39 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Jay Rockefeller, a Democrat who has represented West Virginia in the U.S. Senate since 1984, was set to announce today that he will not run for a sixth term in the Senate. Rockefeller, 75, will make the announcement at 11 a.m. at the Culture Center in Charleston, according to a source. Rockefeller´s decision not to run was first reported by The Associated Press. He told the AP that his decision was motivated by family concerns, and not by the recent announcement by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., that she would run for his Senate seat.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: beveyscool1, 1/11/2013 10:30:30 AM     (No. 9110632)

Watch for Oliver Luck, West Va University Athletic Director to throw his "Rat hat into the ring.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly, 1/11/2013 10:37:52 AM     (No. 9110645)

#1
Not going to happen.

And unless his politics have changed, he was a Republican when he ran against Harley Staggers Jr for Congress in 1990.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: papasparky, 1/11/2013 10:49:50 AM     (No. 9110668)

I guess the old varmit has decided he has done all the damage he can to our country.

It would have been better if he had decided this midway through his first term.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Northcross, 1/11/2013 10:51:41 AM     (No. 9110672)

Do you think it is finally beginning to dawn on West Virginians that they should not be electing Democrats to high office, politicians who despise their down home values, sense of self-reliance, and strong work ethic?

You don´t think the lights are coming on? You are probably right.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/11/2013 11:07:53 AM     (No. 9110707)

West Virginia is generally a conservative state, and has given it´s electoral votes to the GOP in the last five presidential elections. The problem has been with a tendency to vote the incumbent Senators (Byrd, Rockefeller) back into office. Shelley Moore Capito will be a great Senator, and Rockefeller knows that because of Obama´s war on the coal industry, democrat support overall is on the decline in West Virginia. Manchin, who replaced Byrd, is clever, and knows he had better avoid the far left.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: broken01, 1/11/2013 11:09:05 AM     (No. 9110711)

I was born and raised in the great state of West Virginia. I remember when this simpleton was governor. His time in the senate was part of being the dynamic duo of destruction along with Bobby KKK Byrd. It´s just too bad that he´s not running again-s/off. Hopefully a conservative wil take his place but with the democrap numbskull Tomblin as governor I wouldn´t hold my breath.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fayebeck, 1/11/2013 11:46:33 AM     (No. 9110794)

John Raese will muck it up for Republicans.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: HPmatt, 1/11/2013 12:17:30 PM     (No. 9110866)

West VA sure is pretty to drive through but it is sad to see results of population voting for cronyism versus Reagan´s proof that supply-side economics creates wealth.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/11/2013 1:15:56 PM     (No. 9111008)

Goodie, one less Elitest Lib!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Penney, 1/11/2013 1:47:11 PM     (No. 9111080)

How nice to see a positive headline with good news today! It´s been a long wait for this announcement.

Another aging lefty/lib, hippy/dippie Senator(D) is FINALLY shuffling off the beltway´s stage. -What disasterous societal problems have resulted from the past few decades of the legislated public policies his generation of statist pols have wrought upon America the Beautiful!...Maybe the Senate does have an opportunity now to begin getting back to faithfully fulfilling its Constitutionally specified duties, -AND limited boundaries, as the leftist pols retire.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 1/11/2013 3:07:47 PM     (No. 9111253)

The citizens of West Virginia have been given a second chance to do the right thing in 2014. I hope they vote with their common sense this time, rather than sticking with their old allegiance to a Democrat party which despises their most cherished values.

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