Senator Rockefeller Will Run

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller says he'll seek a fifth term in the U-S Senate in 2008.

Rockefeller made the announcement Saturday at the state Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Charleston.

Addressing rumors that his current term will be his last, Rockefeller says he felt a moral obligation to remain in politics as long as he feels the state and country need him.

The former West Virginia governor was elected to the Senate in 1984.

In 2002, Rockefeller won his fourth six-year term by easily outdistancing Republican Jay Wolfe, a former state senator.

Rockefeller serves on the Select Committee on Intelligence, a position he's used to strongly criticize the Bush administration's handling of the war on terrorism.

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