John R. Raese (born April 10, 1950, in Baltimore, Maryland) is a Morgantown, West Virginia businessman and the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate during the 2010 election against Democratic Governor Joe Manchin.
Raese attended West Virginia public schools and recieved a Bachelor degree from West Virginia University. He is currently president and CEO of Greer Industries, which employs roughly 1,000 people.
Raese ran for the U.S. Senate in 1984 against two-term Governor Jay Rockefeller. Although outspent nearly 13-1, Raese nearly lost by four percentage points. He again unsuccessfully challenged Democratic Senator Robert Byrd in 2006.