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Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)

Deputy Whip; NRSC Chairman

Political Highlights: Miss. Senate, 1988-94; U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2007; U.S. Senate, 2007-present
Born: July 5, 1951; Pontotoc, Miss.
Residence: Tupelo
Religion: Southern Baptist
Family: Wife, Gayle Wicker; three children
Education: U. of Mississippi, B.A. 1973; U. of Mississippi, J.D. 1975
Military Service: Air Force, 1976-80; Air Force Reserve, 1980-2004
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (1st full term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Airland; Personnel; Seapower - Chairman); Budget; Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet - Chairman; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Fisheries, Wildlife & Water; Transportation & Infrastructure); Rules & Administration

Election History
2012generalRoger Wicker (R) 709,62657.2
Albert Gore (D) 503,46740.6
Thomas Cramer (CNSTP) 15,2811.2
Shawn O'Hara (REF) 13,1941.1
2008specialRoger Wicker (R) 683,40955.0
Ronnie Musgrove (D) 560,06445.0
2006generalRoger Wicker (R) 95,09865.9
James Hurt (D) 49,17434.1
2004generalRoger Wicker (R) 219,32878.9
Barbara Washer (REF) 58,25621.1
2002generalRoger Wicker (R) 95,40471.4
Rex Weathers (D) 32,31824.2
Brenda Blackburn (REF) 3,4772.6
Harold Taylor (LIBERT) 2,3681.8
2000generalRoger Wicker (R) 145,96769.8
Joey Grist (D) 59,76328.6
Christopher Lawrence (LIBERT) 3,3101.6
1998generalRoger Wicker (R) 66,73867.2
Rex Weathers (D) 30,43830.6
John Rouse (LIBERT) 2,1572.2
1996generalRoger Wicker (R) 123,72467.6
Henry Boyd (D) 55,99830.6
John Rouse (LIBERT) 2,2811.2
Luke Lundemo (NL) 9630.5
1994generalRoger Wicker (R) 80,55363.1
Bill Wheeler (D) 47,19236.9
Roll Call Vitals


Mississippi is 15th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.