Amid Recount, McCormick Concedes To Oz In Pennsylvania Republican Senate Primary

NEWTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA - MAY 11: Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
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Former hedge fund executive David McCormick conceded to TV doctor Mehmet Oz Friday while the recount continued in the Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary.

The unexpected concession happened days before the final tallies are set to be announced, an apparent sign that McCormick had fallen too far behind to make up the difference. 

“It’s now clear to me with the recount now largely complete that we have a nominee,” McCormick said at a campaign party, per the Associated Press

“Tonight is really about us all coming together,” he added.

Oz will face Democratic Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman in the fall, in one of the marquee races in a cycle that could swing Senate control. 

Fetterman has achieved something close to folk hero status in the Democratic party, with his unconventional presentation and social justice flavor of politics. Oz won the coveted former President Donald Trump endorsement early, giving his campaign a boost as he tries to squeeze himself into the MAGA mold. 

Fetterman also released a statement Friday, disclosing more information about his heart condition after he suffered a stroke on the campaign trail last month.

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  1. Damn.

    I was hoping they would go more Thrunderdome on each other all summer long.

  2. Avatar for theod theod says:

    Muslim New Jersey Quack wins PA GQP !
    Jokes and derision to follow.
    Fetterman should crush.

  3. The recount was rigged for Achmet Oz. I knew it when Smarmy Alito decided to butt into the primary.

    I was very hopeful that Smarmy Alito would declare Achmet Oz and Dave McCormick joint winners at one of Skanky Turdface’s rallies near the Four Seasons (total landscaping) adjacent to the dildo store in northeastern Philadelphia.

  4. (CNN)Dave McCormick announced at a campaign event Friday evening that he had conceded Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate primary to Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
    … … … …
    Just imagine trump conceding anything to anyone… ever

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