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  • **FILE** Sharron Angle shakes hands of supporters in Las Vegas on June 8, 2010, after winning the Nevada Republican U.S. Senate primary election race. Angle will face Sen. Harry Reid in November. (Associated Press)

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SPEAKING HIS MIND: John Raese sounds off  on a variety of issues in West Virginia.

    Raese won't hide conservative views

    John Raese would have filibustered both of President Obama's Supreme Court nominees, not only opposes the minimum wage but thinks it may be unconstitutional, and won't say whether Social Security and Medicare are constitutional but allows that they are here to stay.

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin announces a lawsuit Wednesday challenging EPA regulations.

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    Gov. Joe Manchin's aides filed suit Wednesday against Obama administration coal-mining policies as the West Virginia Democrat wages an unexpectedly fierce Senate race against a Republican who paints him as a rubber stamp for the president.

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West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III (left), a Democrat, leads in polls for a Senate seat, but his GOP rival, businessman John Raese (right), has closed the gap. One analyst calls it a "race worth watching."

    Senate race in W.Va. unexpectedly in play

    In what could prove a sleeper race with national implications, some West Virginia Democrats say they are seeing signs that the state's Senate race could be turning into an unexpectedly tough and expensive battle.

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    The family of the late Robert C. Byrd blasted the Republican nominee for his U.S. Senate seat Sunday after he used an image from Mr. Byrd's memorial service in a TV ad attacking the Democratic nominee.

  • Businessman John Raese, flanked by his daughters, from left, Agnes and Jane, and wife, Liz, addresses his supporters at the Hotel Morgan after being declared the Republican winner in the West Virginia primary, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 in Morgantown, W.Va. Raese, a wealthy businessman, defeated a crowded field of GOP candidates. He now becomes key to the GOP's quest to dismantle the Democratic Senate majority. Democrats are clinging to the majority as high unemployment and the slow economic recovery take a toll on their political prospects this fall. (AP Photo/Dale Sparks)

    W.Va. governor wins Democratic Senate primary

    Popular Gov. Joe Manchin won the Democratic nomination Saturday and will face GOP primary winner and wealthy businessman John Raese in the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by the late Robert C. Byrd.

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Industrialist John Raese, seen here in April 2006 in a prior bid for office, is again seeking a Senate seat in West Virginia.

    Hopefuls flock to Byrd-seat primary

    A crowded field of 10 Republicans filed paperwork Thursday to challenge West Virginia's popular Democratic governor in November for the Senate seat long held by the now-deceased Robert C. Byrd, a day after the GOP's top prospect passed on the race.

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