John Raese

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John Raese
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, West Virginia
ProfessionMining company CEO
Campaign website
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John Raese was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from West Virginia. He lost in the general election.[1]

Raese is CEO of a mining company and is chairman of a radio station board in West Virginia.[2]


Campaign themes


According to his website, Raese's campaign platform included the following issues[3]:

  • Repealing ObamaCare
  • Adopting a balanced budget amendment
  • Opposing human cloning and federally funded stem-cell research
  • Creating a simpler tax code



See also: United States Senate elections in West Virginia, 2012

Raese ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing West Virginia. Raese was unopposed in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012. He was defeated by Democratic incumbent Joe Manchin in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][1]

U.S. Senate, West Virginia General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Manchin III Incumbent 60.5% 391,669
     Republican John R. Raese 36.5% 236,620
     Mountain Bob Henry Baber 3% 19,232
Total Votes 647,521
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Raese's reports.[5]

John Raese 2012 Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]March 31, 2012$3,031.54$146,747.83$(30,947.86)$118,831.51
July Quarterly[7]June 30, 2012$106,180.77$140,415.00$(160,876.25)$85,719.52
Running totals


Raese and his wife, Liz, have two daughters.[2]

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