So says Clarion Ledger columnist and blogger Sid Salter. The N.E. Miss. Daily Journal also notes that Wicker & his wife met with Barbour yesterday.
Despite MS-01 being an R+10 district, Salter thinks that the open-seat race here (should Wicker get tapped) would be a "spirited" one. And though I haven't delved into the numbers myself, I'm told that this area is considered competitive, at least on a state & local level.
But at least for another day or so, this is all in the realm of speculation.