John Raese's file:

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.

Recent statements involving John Raese

Says John Raese said he wants "1,000 laser systems put in the sky, and we need it right now."

Under the new health care law, "the first person (a) patient has to go to is a bureaucrat. That is called a panel."

John Raese's wife "is registered to vote in Florida so she can't even vote for him."

Recent stories featuring John Raese

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