Can this Man Secure the Republican Senate Majority?

And while Heller, like many of his colleagues, stayed out of primary contests this year, Wicker was a major force in Thad Cochran’s run-off campaign, raising an impressive $750,000 to help the seven-term Senator fend off a Tea Party challenge from Chris McDaniel. “He was the superstar of all superstars for Senator Cochran in that run off and I think all his colleagues were playing attention,” said Austin Barbour, a Mississippi political consultant who ran Cochran’s run-off effort.

Wicker even went so far as to blast the conservative groups that spent money on challengers like McDaniel. “I’m mystified that the powers that be at some point felt that that was a good expenditure of scarce campaign resources,” he told the Washington Post