Another Dem Beltway-clinger is on his way out.

https://twitter.com/SenRockefeller/status/289763110548566016

Five-term Sen. Jay Rockefeller will not seek a sixth term in 2014.

https://twitter.com/mhwray/status/289748925878005762

Is the West Virginia seat in play for the GOP now that Rockefeller is retiring?

Not everyone thinks this will be an easy win for the GOP.

But many think a GOP pickup is possible.

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito has already announced her intention to run for the seat.

But it looks like she’s in for a primary battle:

The Senate Conservatives Fund is vowing to find a more conservative option for the race.

We’re not going to stop looking for a conservative challenger in this race until the primary is over. The voters in West Virginia get to decide who represents them and they should have a conservative choice.

One parting message for the GOP:

Update:

Democrat Nick Rahall may throw his hat in the ring.

  • TocksNedlog

    Good riddance to the man that proposed the idea of giving the president an Internet “off switch”.

  • $30158943

    Not if the GOP runs another wingnut, ala MO and IN.

    • rinodino

      lol, exactly– I can see it now
      Conservative Running for Senate in W.VA : I think women that are raped should be tried for treason for wearing skirts to short when the attack happened to them

  • kate_middleton

    Don’t mess it up, GOP. Capito will win handily. LET HER.

    • BeyondPolls

      Tell that to Jim DeMint.

    • BeyondPolls

      Tell that to Jim DeMint.