That's not to say Democrats and their allies are without their own attacks. They have seized on Raese's vast personal wealth, which he inherited, and mock him for the pink marble driveway at his Florida vacation home. Raese says the drive is peach-colored tile, and not of his choosing.
He has supported dismantling portions of the federal government, including the departments of education and energy. "When was the last time they made energy?" he recently asked employees of an insurance company.
But Raese's anti-government rhetoric has its limits.
When a Delta Airlines pilot complained to Raese about what he calls unfair deals that allow international companies to buy U.S. planes at lower interest rates than U.S. companies, the candidate vowed to use the Justice Department to go after such sweetheart deals.
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