REPORT: Trump allies discuss opposing Wicker’s reelection bid

WASHINGTON (WTVA) – A report says allies of President Donald Trump are talking about supporting a candidate to oppose U.S. Senator Roger Wicker in his 2018 reelection campaign.

The Politico story says Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon is leading the effort to challenge senators considered part of the Republican establishment, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Wicker, of Tupelo, is part of McConnell’s leadership team in the Senate.