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.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.