West Virginia has trended increasingly Republican in recent national elections, with George W. Bush carrying the state twice and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) winning easily there in 2008. But Democrats still dominate politics at the state and local levels.
This should be a fun race to watch, especially since it remains to be seen just how deep into his own pocket Raese is willing to dip to fuel his bid.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.