Can this Man Secure the Republican Senate Majority?

Why Republicans picked a Senator from deep red Mississippi to run their reelection efforts in 2016.

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, speaks during a Bloomberg Government policy lunch inside the Bloomberg Link in Tampa, Florida, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.

David Paul Morris

Roger Wicker, the junior senator from ruby-red Mississippi, has never faced a competitive reelection campaign. He hasn't made much of a name for himself in the Senate. And he's never had to make a hard appeal to independent voters.

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