Raese also reiterated his opposition to the minimum wage, and his support for ending it. "The minimum wage is something that FDR put in place a long time ago during the Depression," said Raese. "It didn't solve any problems then, and it hasn't solved any problems in 50 years."
He also added: "When you get government out of micro-managing the economy, you don't want government setting price controls, you don't want government setting wage controls."
The TPM Poll Average currently gives Raese a lead of 47.9%-45.1% over Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin.