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Dr. Oz Wins Pennsylvania GOP Senate Primary After Challenger Concedes

TV charlatan now faces Democratic nominee Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in November election

Dr. Oz Wins Pennsylvania GOP Senate Primary After Challenger ConcedesDr. Oz Wins Pennsylvania GOP Senate Primary After Challenger Concedes

Mehmet Oz, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, speaks at a primary night election gathering in Newtown, Pa., Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

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Mehmet Oz won the Pennsylvania Republican primary for U.S. Senate Friday after former hedge fund manager David McCormick conceded the hotly tipped race in the midst of a state-mandated recount.

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

Just last month, McCormick bet his chances on a lawsuit requesting election officials retain absentee and mail-in ballots without handwritten dates. The New York Times reported that Oz led by less than 1,000 votes going into the recount last week. He now faces Democratic nominee Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in what is seen as one of the most pivotal campaigns in the upcoming November election.

Despite Friday’s win, the quack doctor never performed particularly well with voters — even when bolstered by an endorsement from fellow reality TV charlatan, Donald Trump. Audience members repeatedly booed Oz (and any mentions of him) during a rally in Greensberg, Pennsylvania last month, while McCormick seized upon Oz’s dual Turkish citizenship in a series of negative campaign ads.

Trump’s other preferred candidate in Pennsylvania, QAnon-aligned far-right state senator Doug Mastriano, won the state’s GOP gubernatorial primary.

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