Dr. Oz Wins Pennsylvania’s GOP Senate Primary Election

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dr Mehmet Oz is one step closer to his goal as US Senator.

The former daytime TV show host, 61, won the US Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

Oz defeated former hedge fund CEO David McCormick, another leading contender in the race, after a days-long voting recount.

The count showed that Oz defeated his opponent by 951 votes of the 1.3 million ballots cast, according to the Associated Press.

He will now face Democratic Lt. gov. John Fetterman — a race that could help turn the tide of an almost evenly divided Senate.

“Now that the nationwide recount is officially complete, it’s time to focus on how high the stakes are in November,” Oz said in a expression On Wednesday.

“I look forward to continuing my campaign across our great Commonwealth to enlist the support of Pennsylvanians who want someone to oppose the liberal Biden-Fetterman agenda that is leading to higher gas prices, record inflation and unprecedented levels of violent crime .”

McCormick conceded the election on June 3, although the recount was still taking place.

“With the recount largely complete, it is now clear to me that we have a candidate,” McCormick said said at a campaign party at a hotel in Pittsburgh on Friday. “Tonight is really about us all coming together.”

Earlier this month, frontrunners defended Dr. Mehmet Oz and McCormick discuss their conservative values, business records and Pennsylvania roots during a debate Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported.

McCormick described Oz as a Hollywood liberal who was flipped on important issues. “Distraught Dave, dishonest again,” Oz replied, the outlet reported.

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Oz on April 9 and later showed his support for the candidate at rallies.

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Trump, 75, said he had “Dr. Known Oz for many years, as have many others, if only through his very successful television show. He has lived with us through the screen and has always been well loved, respected and smart.”

At the North Carolina rally the same day, Trump touted Oz’s achievements and sympathy.

“Harvard-educated, great, great career and they liked him for a long time. It’s like a poll,” Trump told the crowd. The Washington Post reports. “You know, when you’re 18 on TV, it’s like a poll. That means people like you.”

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Fox News host Sean Hannity — another Trump ally — also endorsed Oz in March.

Both Oz and McCormick entered the race after leading Republican contender Sean Parnell dropped out. Parnell – an army veteran who had been supported by Trump – suspended his campaign in November after losing a custody battle amid allegations of abuse by his estranged wife, which Parnell denied.

parallel tweeted after the former president’s endorsement to express his disappointment: “Oz is the opposite of everything that has made Trump the best President of my life – he is the furthest from America First and he would be very bad for PA.”

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Some other GOP loyalists argued that those close to the former president “sabotage” him by convincing him to support Oz.

When Oz officially announced his candidacy for the Senate in November The Washington Examiner Commenting, he said he wanted to “help solve the problems and help us heal”.

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Prior to the campaign, the television personality had lived in New Jersey and filmed his show there. He began voting in the Pennsylvania election by absentee ballot in 2021, and his Pennsylvania registration is tied to an address owned by his in-laws, the Associated Press reported.

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A speaker for the dr Oz show He previously told PEOPLE, “As of last year, Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania, where he attended school and has deep family ties.”

Sony has confirmed this the dr Oz show would conclude in January while the host’s Senate run was taking place and the program would be replaced by his daughter Daphne Oz’s show, The good dish.

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