Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) have already announced that they will not run for reelection in 2014. Senator Chambliss is a former chairman and ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Chambliss said partisanship was one of the reasons he was retiring. “The debt-ceiling debacle of 2011 and the recent fiscal-cliff vote showed Congress at its worst and, sadly, I don’t see the legislative gridlock and partisan posturing improving anytime soon. For our nation to be strong, for our country to prosper, we cannot continue to play politics with the American economy,” he stated.