Wicker has strong fund-raising effort for re-election bid

JACKSON – U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, a Tupelo Republican, will be well funded if he is challenged in his 2018 re-election bid.

Wicker, who is seeking his second full-term in the Senate, has $3.1 million in cash on hand through June 30, according to his campaign finance report filed recently with the Federal Election Commission….

…State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, said last month he is considering a run against Wicker in 2018 or for the open seat of lieutenant governor in the 2019 state elections. Earlier this year, McDaniel, a Tea Party favorite, sent out fundraising letters, stating June 30 as a crucial deadline to contribute money, presumably to be reported on the latest federal campaign finance report.

But McDaniel did not file a campaign finance report with the FEC for the current reporting period.

McDaniel said late Monday he did not file a campaign finance report because “I am still undecided. And we don’t see a need to rush into any decision because Wicker’s liberal voting record…is already well known to most Mississippians.”

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