Oz wins Pa. Senate primary ahead of showdown with Fetterman

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won Pennsylvania’s Republican US Senate primary on Wednesday, narrowly defeating former hedge fund CEO David McCormick after a dayslong statewide recount buffeted by litigation that reached the nation’s highest court. The recount determined that Oz had eked out … Read more

McCormick concedes to Oz in Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick conceded the Republican primary in Pennsylvania for US Senate to celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, ending his campaign Friday night as he acknowledged an ongoing statewide recount wouldn’t give him enough votes to make up the deficit. After a bitter campaign that blanketed the … Read more

Pa. GOP loudly opposed counting undated ballots, until now

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When Philadelphia’s election board prepared to count ballots last year that were mailed in without the voter’s handwritten date, Republicans threatened impeachment. Now a GOP Senate candidate wants counties to embrace the same approach. In a last-ditch bid to close a roughly 900-vote gap with Dr. Mehmet Oz, former hedge fund … Read more

Supreme Court order could affect Pennsylvania Senate count

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The US Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the counting of some mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, an order that could affect the tight Republican Senate primary between former hedge fund CEO David McCormick and celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmed Oz. An order from Justice Samuel Alito paused a lower-court ruling in … Read more

Recount cranks up in Pennsylvania’s GOP primary for Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With just 910 votes separating the two leading candidates in Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for US Senate, counties were preparing Thursday to start the recount between celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick. At least seven counties—Bedford, Clinton, Crawford, Lehigh, Montour, Tioga and Warren—said they will … Read more

Oz, McCormick race heads into recount in Pa. Senate primary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top election official said Wednesday that the margin between the top two candidates in last week’s Republican primary for US Senate is tight enough to trigger a statewide recount, dragging the outcome into June as the candidates fight in court . The state’s acting secretary of state, Leigh Chapman, said … Read more

GOP intervenes in 11th-hour Pa. Senate race ballot lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The national and state Republican parties are taking the same side as celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s neck-and-neck GOP primary contest for US Senate and opposing a lawsuit that could help form hedge fund CEO David McCormick closes the gap in votes. The court battle could go to … Read more

Pennsylvania Senate primary: Fewer than 10,000 Republican votes left to count; Mehmet Oz holds narrow lead

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — All eyes are on Pennsylvania’s US Senate primary race. A razor-thin margin separates celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick. “Be patient. What is important is that we get it right. We get it accurate,” said Jonathan Marks, Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions for the Pennsylvania Department … Read more

Oz, McCormick still neck and neck in Pa. GOP Senate primary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick went into Wednesday essentially tied in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested Republican nomination for an open US Senate seat, expected to be among the nation’s most competitive races in the fall. The contest was within a couple thousand votes overnight, … Read more