Wicker leads Romney cheers at GOP dinner

STARKVILLE — Sen. Roger Wicker said he was in the peanut butter and jelly aisle of a supermarket the day after Thanksgiving in 2007 when he got the call from Trent Lott who told Wicker he would be stepping down from his seat in the Senate.

“Long story, short, Haley Barbour chose me to take that seat and then to run in 2008,” Wicker said.

Wicker won the special election and has since filled the remainder of the term.

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