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Trump Endorses Wicker for Re-Election

This article first appeared on the Magnolia Tribune.

  • Former President Donald Trump says, “Senator Roger Wicker has my Complete and Total Endorsement for Re-Election. Vote Trump and Wicker on March 12th!”

Former President Donald Trump, the frontrunner to win the 2024 Republican nomination for President, has once again endorsed Mississippi’s senior U.S. Senator in his bid for re-election.

Trump shared his endorsement of Senator Roger Wicker on his social media platform Truth Social on Thursday.

“Senator Roger Wicker is a fantastic Senator for the Great State of Mississippi,” Trump wrote. “As the Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Roger is working hard to Strengthen our Military, Defend our Country, and Support our Veterans.”

Trump went on to say, “Roger is a Champion of Conservative Values, who fights to Uphold the Constitution, and Protect our Second Amendment. I was honored to receive Roger’s Endorsement last year, and Senator Roger Wicker has my Complete and Total Endorsement for Re-Election. Vote Trump and Wicker on March 12th!”

Wicker, who has served in the U.S. Senate since 2007, was among the state’s top Republican leaders that endorsed Trump’s third bid for the White House back in mid-December 2023, prior to the start of the primary season.

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Wicker is set to face State Rep. Dan Eubanks and newcomer Ghannon Burton in the March 12th Republican Primary where Trump’s name will be at the top of ticket as well.

The incumbent Senator has both a statewide name ID and fundraising advantage over the other candidates in the race. Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports show Wicker with over $5 million cash on hand while Eubanks and Burton have reported $23,000 and $31,000, respectively.

Eubanks recently ran unopposed in his 2023 re-election bid for the State House District 25 seat he’s held since 2016. He has been an active member of the Freedom Caucus during his time in the Legislature.

Burton is a retired Colonel, a decorated combat veteran, and a TOPGUN fighter pilot with a distinguished career in the United States Marine Corps. 

Trump backed Wicker in his 2018 re-election campaign where the Senator easily defeated Richard Boyanton in the Republican Primary, winning over 82% of the vote. Wicker went on to defeat Democrat David Baria, Libertarian Danny Bedwell and Reform candidate Shawn O’Hara in the four-man General Election, where Wicker won over 58% of the vote.

The winner of the Republican Primary will meet Democrat Ty Pinkins in the November General Election. Pinkins’ latest campaign finance report shows him with less than $3,000 cash on hand.

This article first appeared on the Magnolia Tribune and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.

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