John Raese

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John Raese
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, West Virginia
ProfessionMining company CEO
Campaign website
John Raese was a 2012 Republican candidate seeking 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; in the general election he faced Democratic incumbent Joe Manchin[4] Manchin won.[1]

Campaign Donors


Candidates for Congress are 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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