The midterm elections aren’t over yet, but that hasn’t stopped early chatter among senators over who will lead the Senate Republican campaign arm for the 2016 cycle. Sens. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Dean Heller of Nevada have been working behind the scenes to let allies know they are interested in taking over as the next head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, according to five sources familiar with the discussions.
The party committee raises millions of dollars to attack Democrats in 30-second ads. And it is instrumental in recruiting candidates and helping shore up the campaigns of struggling senators. In 2014, it supported Thad Cochran in Mississippi, during his primary, which he won, and incumbent Pat Roberts, who is trying to fend off Greg Orman, a businessman running as