One possible Republican challenger, Morgantown industrialist and former state party chairman John Raese, plans to say Thursday whether he will enter the race.
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"The core of the campaign is focused on the single fact that our government must be disciplined so that it works for us -- the citizens -- not the other way around," Mr. Raese says. "I won't be a senator who is a rubber stamp for [President] Obama."
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