Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi was elected Thursday as the next chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The battle to lead the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm was a close contest between Wicker and Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who began lobbying their colleagues several weeks ago.
“I am thankful for the confidence and the support of my colleagues,” Wicker said. “I intend to roll up my sleeves immediately to ensure that we have the resources available to preserve our Republican majority. This Senate Republican leadership team is ready to go to bat for the American people, and I am proud to be a part of it.”