FreedomWorks PAC Endorses John Raese in the West Virginia Senate Race

Sep 26, 2012, 09:20 ET from FreedomWorks PAC

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FreedomWorks PAC endorsed John Raese in the West Virginia Senate race, following in-depth discussions with Raese and a detailed look at his record. FreedomWorks PAC believes John Raese to be the clear choice for voters who support free markets, fiscal responsibility, and constitutionally-limited government.

John Raese is a successful businessman and longtime citizen activist. For decades, he has been on the frontlines campaigning for pro-growth, fiscally responsible policies that will fix the nation's economic problems. 

As President and CEO of Greer Industries and Chairman of the Board for the West Virginia Radio Association, John spurred economic development in West Virginia. As the head of a mining company, Raese experienced firsthand how the government's excessive regulations increase costs for businesses and make it difficult to create jobs.

"The choice between Senator Joe Manchin and John Raese is simple," commented Max Pappas, Executive Director of FreedomWorks PAC. "Senator Manchin is a career politician who has little private sector experience. Since elected to the Senate, Senator Manchin has done little to support pro-growth economic reform. He voted against Cut, Cap, and Balance, a budget plan that would have balanced the budget in under a decade. He also voted against repealing the President's health care law, against major trade agreements and against ending the corrupt practice of earmarking."

Pappas continued, "John Raese spent his entire career in the business world, and understands how to put people to work. His expertise will be a welcome change to Washington, and he will be a leading voice for common sense and responsible economic policy."

FreedomWorks PAC has also endorsed the following U.S. Senate candidates: Jeff Flake (Arizona), Connie Mack (Florida), Ted Cruz (Texas), Richard Mourdock (Indiana), Tom Smith (Pennsylvania), George Allen (Virginia), Dan Bongino (Maryland) and Josh Mandel (Ohio).

FreedomWorks PAC is a grassroots service center to a community of over 2 million activists nationwide dedicated to fighting for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom in every Congressional district in America.  For more information about the PAC, please visit, or contact Executive Director Max Pappas at

Jackie Bodnar

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