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Wicker wins GOP nomination for U.S. Senate; Democrats headed to runoff

Sen. Roger Wicker speaks with Chad Newell, president of the Area Development Partnership in Purvis on Tuesday. (Photo source: WDAM) Sen. Roger Wicker speaks with Chad Newell, president of the Area Development Partnership in Purvis on Tuesday. (Photo source: WDAM)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDAM) -

Sen. Roger Wicker, who was endorsed by President Donald Trump months ago, won Tuesday’s Republican primary election against business owner Richard Boyanton.

The Democratic candidate Wicker will face in November's general election has yet to be determined. Howard Sherman and David Baria will face each other in a runoff June 26, where voters will decide who gets the Democratic nomination.

Tuesday, Trump took to Twitter to encourage Mississippians to vote for Wicker saying, “get out and vote,” adding that he “has done everything necessary to Make America Great Again!” 

During his campaign, Wicker ran on the idea of continuing to help President Trump build a wall to secure the southern border with Mexico. 

“…President Trump and I are working hard to put more money in your pockets, build the wall and eliminate job-killing regulations,” Wicker said in a campaign video. “But, we need more good conservatives at every level fighting for veterans, a strong defense and more American jobs…”

According to Wicker's website, during his time in the Senate, he has worked to create jobs, reduce spending, limit federal overreach and maintain a strong national defense. Before serving in the Senate, Wicker was a part of the United States House of Representatives for seven terms. 

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