West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller has announced that he will not run for re-election in 2014. Senator Rockefeller has served five terms in the United States Senate. Jay Rockefeller has also served as the Secretary of State and as the Governor of West Virginia. Since 2009, Senator Rockefeller has been the Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The Democrats retirement increase the chances for Republicans to win the seat in 2014. Republican Shelley Moore Capito had already announced that she will run for the Senate seat. Shelley Moore Capito is a Congresswoman and the daughter of former West Virginia Governor Arch Moore.
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