Feb 26, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Mississippi State Senator to launch Senate bid to unseat Wicker

Chris McDaniel speaks during a campaign rally in 2014. Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Chris McDaniel, a Republican Mississippi state senator, will reportedly launch a bid this week to unseat incumbent GOP Sen. Roger Wicker, Politico reports, citing two sources who have been briefed on the bid.

Why it matters: McDaniel unsuccessfully challenged Republican Senator Thad Cochran in 2014. The state senator announced a rally to share information about his "political future" slated for Wednesday in Ellsville, Mississippi.

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