McCormick concedes to Oz in Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary

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FILE – Republican candidate for Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Dave McCormick talks to supporters as returns show a close race during his returns watch party in the Pennsylvania primary election May 17, 2022, in Pittsburgh. McCormick conceded the Republican primary in Pennsylvania for U.S. Senate to celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, ending his campaign Friday, June 3, as he acknowledged an ongoing statewide recount wouldn’t give him enough votes to make up the deficit. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

By MARC LEVY Associated Press

Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick conceded the Republican primary in Pennsylvania for U.S. Senate to celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, ending his campaign 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 airwaves with millions of dollars in attack ads, McCormick issued a gracious concession Friday, vowing to help unite the party behind Oz.

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