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McCormick concedes to Oz in Pennsylvania Senate primary

David McCormick (left) and Mehmet Oz Associated Press

McCormick concedes to Oz in Pennsylvania Senate primary

A recount is still ongoing, but hedge fund CEO David McCormick said he was too far behind his opponent to make up the difference. Dr. Mehmet Oz, a celebrity heart surgeon, wins the Republican primary in one of the country’s most closely watched U.S. Senate elections. Former President Donald Trump gave Oz his endorsement, saying he had the best chance of winning the general election in November. He will face Democrat John Fetterman in the contest for the seat now held by retiring Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican.

How close was the race? Before the recount, Oz had just 972 more votes than McCormick out of 1.34 million ballots cast May 17. The margin between the two candidates was just 0.07 percentage points Saturday.

Dig deeper: Read Carolina Lumetta’s report in The Stew about the primary campaigns in Pennsylvania.

Lynde Langdon

Lynde is WORLD’s executive editor for news. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kan.


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