Jay Rockefeller is retiring. (AP Photo)

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) will not seek a sixth term in 2014, he announced Friday morning.

"As I approach 50 years of public service in West Virginia, I’ve decided that 2014 will be the right moment for me to find new ways to fight for the causes I believe in and to spend more time with my incredible family," he said.