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OpEd: TV ad with hick actors hilites part-time WV residency

Manchin claims that Raese's GOP backers called for "hicky" actors to represent West Virginians in a TV ad. In fact, it was the National Republican Senatorial Committee that posted the casting call, not the Raese campaign. However, Raese never apologized for the offending text.

What perhaps makes the "hicky" insult stick is that Raese seems to many to be only a part-time West Virginian. Raese and his wife, Liz, own a mansion in Palm Beach, Fla. Mrs. Raese and their two daughters spend most of their tim in Florida. At least one of their daughters attends a private school in Palm Beach.

The Raeses take a $50,000 tax credit on their Palm Beach house that is available only to Fla. permanent residents. It appears they get away with this by having Mrs. Raese registered as a Fla. resident, while Mr. Raese is registered as W.V. resident.

It is unclear whether Raese pays West Virginia state income tax. The Raeses have thus far refused to make their tax and residency records public.

Source: Daily Athenaeum coverage of 2010 W.V. Senate debate , Oct 18, 2010

No rubber stamp for the Obama administration

Both Manchin and Raese called for a federal balanced budget amendment, criticized Pres. Obama for his administration's proposed regulations of the coal energy and advocated repealing most parts of federal health care reform.

Raese claims Manchin would be a "rubber stamp" for the administration. Manchin said it is his duty as the state's governor to work with the president.

The Obama administration's pursuit of a cap-and-trade policy for greenhouse gases has not gone over well in coal country.

Source: State Journal coverage of 2010 W.V. Senate debate , Oct 7, 2010

Endorsed Member of the Tea Party movement.

Raese is endorsed by the Tea Party movement

The Tea Party movement is a populist conservative social movement in the United States that emerged in 2009 through a series of locally and nationally coordinated protests. The protests were partially in response to several Federal laws: the stimulus package; te healthcare bill; and the TARP bailouts. The name "Tea Party" refers to the Boston Tea Party of 1773, the source of the phrase, "No Taxation Without Representation."

Source: Tea Party movement 10-Tea on Aug 11, 2010

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