Roger Wicker

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Roger Wicker
Senior U.S. Senator from Mississippi
From: December 31, 2007 – present
Predecessor Trent Lott
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former U.S. Representative from Mississippi's 1st Congressional District
From: January 4, 1995 – December 31, 2007
Predecessor Jamie Whitten
Successor Travis Childers
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Gayle Wicker
Religion Baptist

Roger Frederick Wicker (born July 5, 1951 in Pontotoc, Mississippi) is the senior United States Senator from Mississippi and a member of the Republican Party. After being appointed by Governor Haley Barbour in December 2007 upon the resignation of Senator Trent Lott, Wicker was elected to a term in his own right in 2008 with 55% of the vote. He has voted with a majority of his Republican colleagues 87.3% of the time during the current Congress.[1]

Wicker serves on the Committee on Armed Services, Commerce, Science and Transportation, Foreign Relations, Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Veterans' Affairs. Prior to serving in the Senate, Roger represented Mississippi's First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, having been elected in the 1994 Republican Revolution and reelected six times.

In 2013 a letter with ricin was sent to Wicker. It was intercepted by the FBI. The transmitter is unknown.[2]

Wicker has caved in to liberal pressure before and supported changing the Mississippi flag.[3]

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