David McCormick concedes to Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania Senate primary

David McCormick concedes to Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania Senate primary

On Friday, Pennsylvania Senate GOP candidate David McCormick conceded to celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz in one of the most closely watched primaries in the country.

In a brief speech to supporters, McCormick, a former hedge fund executive, said we came so close, because we came so close to the gold, by the slimmest margins on election night, with thousands of votes outstanding. It is clear to me that we have a nominee with the recount largely complete. Today, I called Mehmet Oz to congratulate him on his victory. The concession means Oz, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, will face Democratic nominee John Fetterman in November.

Oz tweeted about his support for the fall election after receiving a gracious phone call from David McCormick. We share the goal of a brighter future for Pennsylvania America. Friday's announcement came days after McCormick s campaign cited several abnormalities as a result of several anomalities, said it would seek hand recounts of selected precincts in 12 Pennsylvania counties as a broader state-mandated recount of the May 17 primary.

McCormick framed the recount in his concession speech as part of an effort to make sure every Republican vote was counted in a way that would result in the will of Pennsylvanian voters being fulfilled. Oz claimed victory in a video last week.