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Raese

Republican from West Virginia

John Raese is president and CEO of Greer Industries, a steel and limestone company in Morgantown, West Virginia. He was the Republican candidate in a special election to fill the unexpired term of the late Sen. Robert Byrd in 2010, losing to Democrat and then-Gov. Joe Manchin. Raese is the former chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party and has run several statewide campaigns.

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