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Trump Backs Dr. Oz in Key Senate Endorsement for Midterms

  • Former president could swing Pennsylvania Republican primary
  • GOP candidate previously endorsed by Trump has withdrawn
Mehmet Oz
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Donald Trump endorsed celebrity physician Mehmet Oz over former Bridgewater Associates executive David McCormick in the Republican primary for a Pennsylvania Senate seat, providing crucial support that could swing a close race.

The choice of Oz over the former Wall Street executive is arguably the former president’s most consequential nod of the 2022 midterms. Addressing a rally Saturday evening, Trump called Oz a “good man, Harvard-educated” with a “tremendous career” who had proved his popularity with his long-running “Dr. Oz” television show.