West Virginia Station Owner John Raese Loses Senate Race
November 3, 2010 at 4:29 AM (PT)
WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORP. owner JOHN RAESE failed in his attempt to take the WEST VIRGINIA Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. ROBERT BYRD (D-WV).
RAESE was defeated by Democrat JOE MANCHIN, the current Governor of the state. MANCHIN emphasized his independence from President OBAMA and relatively conservative positions in bucking the Republican trend and helping the Democrats hold onto the Senate.
RAESE's company owns 15 radio stations and the METRONEWS service; he also owns the MORGANTOWN DOMINION POST and GREER INDUSTRIES.