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Oz, McCormick Locked in Too-Close-to-Call Pennsylvania Race

  • Late surging conservative commentator Barnette lags behind
  • Recount possible as counties continue absentee ballot tally
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May 13: Former PA Gov. Ed Rendell on PA GOP Senate Primary Race

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Pennsylvania’s bitterly fought Republican US Senate primary was too close to call Wednesday with celebrity physician Mehmet Oz holding the slimmest of leads over former Bridgewater Associates Chief Executive Officer David McCormick. 

Oz, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, had 31.3% of the vote to McCormick’s 31.1%, with 95% of the votes counted, according to the Associated Press. Conservative firebrand Kathy Barnette, who roiled the campaign with a surge in its closing days, lagged with 24.8%.