Sen. Jay Rockefeller to Retire

The 113th congressional session will be the last for Jay Rockefeller. The longtime West Virginia senator will announce Friday that he doesn’t plan to seek reelection in 2014—becoming the first Democrat with an expiring term to make his future plans public. “I’ve gotten way out of whack in terms of the time I should spend with my wife and my children and my grandchildren,” he told The Associated Press. The former two-term governor and rare West Virginia Obama supporter has been a senator since 1985.