Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado is the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which must now look for a new Senate prospect in West Virginia. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Attorney Nick Preservati will not run for Senate in West Virginia, forcing Democrats to continue their search for a strong recruit in the 2014 battleground state.
Democrats have been hunting for a candidate in the Mountain State since Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., announced his retirement earlier this year. Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rate this race Lean Republican.
Last year, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican, announced her campaign for Rockefeller’s seat. She remains the top Republican in the race.
Hoppy Kercheval of WV MetroNews broke the news on Preservati declining to run: Full story