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Oz Officially Declared Winner of Republican US Senate Primary

  • Ex-Bridgewater Associates chief McCormick had already conceded
  • Too-close-to-call GOP contest had triggered automatic recount
Mehmet Oz on May 16.
Mehmet Oz on May 16.Photographer: Rachel Wisniewski/Bloomberg

A recount determined that celebrity physician Mehmet Oz won the fiercely contested Republican US Senate primary in Pennsylvania that was too close to call for three weeks, setting up a general election in November that will help determine party control of the upper chamber.

Oz defeated former Bridgewater Associates Chief Executive David McCormick by 951 votes out of more than 1.3 million cast in the seven-candidate race after the results of the automatic recount were reported, Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Leigh Chapman announced on Wednesday.