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McCormick Concedes to Dr. Oz in GOP Pennsylvania Senate Primary

Mehmet Oz
Dr. Mehmet Oz poses in the pressroom with the award for outstanding talk show host informative for “The Dr. Oz Show” at the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Doctor Mehmet Oz has won the Pennsylvania Senate Primary election after challenger David McCormick conceded Friday.

McCormick said, “we came so close” and that he called Oz to congratulate him on winning the race and that Oz has his full support.

Oz tweeted Friday night that he is “tremendously grateful for (McCormick’s) pledge of support in the fall election. We share the goal of a brighter future for Pennsylvania & America.”

“Now that our primary is over, we will make sure that this U.S. Senate seat does not fall into the hands of the radical left, led by John Fetterman. I look forward to campaigning in every corner of the Commonwealth for the next five months to earn the support of every Pennsylvanian.”

Oz will face Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman in the November general election.
Oz had declared victory before McCormick conceded.

With a statewide recount still underway, voters were surprised that McCormick stepped aside five days before it’s completion.  He had only gained a handful of votes in the recount but was only trailing Dr. Oz, by less than 1000 votes.  Now the former daytime TV personality is set to be the Republican nominee in one of this year’s most pivotal midterm races.

Democratic nominee, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, suffered a stroke on May 13, days before the election. His cardiologist says “he should be able to campaign and serve in the U.S. Senate without a problem.”