Aug. 21, 2014

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Mississippi
  • Residence: Tupelo
  • Born: July 5, 1951; Pontotoc, Miss.
  • Religion: Southern Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Gayle Wicker; three children
  • Education: U. of Mississippi, B.A. 1973 (political science & journalism); U. of Mississippi, J.D. 1975
  • Military Service: Air Force 1976-80; Air Force Reserve 1980-2004
  • Political Highlights: Miss. Senate, 1988-94; U.S. House, 1995-2007; U.S. Senate, 2007-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (1st full term); Appointed December 2007
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Airland - Ranking Member; Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Seapower); Budget; Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet - Ranking Member; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Science & Space; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Green Jobs & the New Economy - Ranking Member; Superfund, Toxics & Environmental Health; Transportation & Infrastructure); Joint Economic
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State Information: Mississippi

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (U.S. senator) Roger Wicker (R) 709,626 57.2%
Albert Gore (D) 503,467 40.6%
Thomas Cramer (CNSTP) 15,281 1.2%
Shawn O'Hara (REF) 13,194 1.1%
2008 special (U.S. senator) Roger Wicker (R) 683,409 55%
Ronnie Musgrove (D) 560,064 45%
2006 general (MS-01 representative) Roger Wicker (R) 95,098 65.9%
James Hurt (D) 49,174 34.1%
2004 general (MS-01 representative) Roger Wicker (R) 219,328 78.9%
Barbara Washer (REF) 58,256 21.1%
2002 general (MS-01 representative) Roger Wicker (R) 95,404 71.4%
Rex Weathers (D) 32,318 24.2%
Brenda Blackburn (REF) 3,477 2.6%
Harold Taylor (LIBERT) 2,368 1.8%
2000 general (MS-01 representative) Roger Wicker (R) 145,967 69.8%
Joey Grist (D) 59,763 28.6%
Christopher Lawrence (LIBERT) 3,310 1.6%
1998 general (MS-01 representative) Roger Wicker (R) 66,738 67.2%
Rex Weathers (D) 30,438 30.6%
John Rouse (LIBERT) 2,157 2.2%
1996 general (MS-01 representative) Roger Wicker (R) 123,724 67.6%
Henry Boyd Jr. (D) 55,998 30.6%
John Rouse (LIBERT) 2,281 1.2%
Luke Lundemo (NL) 963 0.5%
1994 general (MS-01 representative) Roger Wicker (R) 80,553 63%
Bill Wheeler (D) 47,192 36.9%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 43% John McCain: 56.18%
2012 : 43.79% : 55.29%
2004 John Kerry: 39% George W. Bush: 59%
2000 Al Gore: 41% George W. Bush: 58%
1996 Bill Clinton: 44% Robert Dole: 49%
1992 Bill Clinton: 41% George H. W. Bush: 50%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 39% George H. W. Bush: 60%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 37% :