Sen. Roger Wicker backs Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, ranks atop the powerful Armed Services Committee and has pilloried President Joe Biden on everything from foreign policy to the price of gas. But that still isn’t enough to satisfy Mississippi’s most dogged conservative crusaders, for whom Wicker’s 29-year stint in Washington leaves him tarnished by the stench of the pork-barreling establishment.

Attacks from Wicker’s right flank are nothing new; he easily shrugged aside GOP challengers in 2012 and 2018, pulling over 80% of the vote on both occasions. This time, though, he’s squaring off against right-wing state Rep. Dan Eubanks — his first primary showdown against a sitting elected official. As Mississippi’s March 12 primary nears and the 72-year-old Wicker gears up for his fourth appearance on the statewide ballot, Eubanks is hoping his unyielding brand of conservatism will pose the incumbent his toughest test yet.

Eubanks, who grew up in Arkansas and resides in Walls (just across the state line from Memphis), is a business owner and devout Christian currently serving as interim director of youth and young adult ministries

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