Sen. Jay Rockefeller Wins Re-Election Bid

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginians have given Jay Rockefeller a fifth term in the U.S. Senate, despite a spirited challenge from a Republican businessman that focused on the incumbent's positions on energy.

The call was based on an analysis of voter interviews, conducted for the Associated Press by Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International.

Harrison County challenger Jay Wolfe also hoped to capitalize on Democrats dissatisfied with Rockefeller's early endorsement of Barack Obama in the state's primary election.

Ultimately, though, voters remained loyal to the former Governor and Secretary of State, who currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

(Copyright 2008 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by jack Location: vienna on Nov 4, 2008 at 05:53 PM
    what a shame he does nothing for WV and doesn't represent the state, very little grant money does he bring in and he takes little interest in the state
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