Pennsylvania’s high-profile GOP Senate race too close to call

Written by on May 18, 2022

Pennsylvania’s high-profile GOP Senate race too close to call

By The Associated Press
May 18, 2022

Mehmet Oz, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, waves in front of his wife, Lisa, while speaking Tuesday night in Newtown, Pa. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Donald Trump’s choice for Pennsylvania governor won his primary, and his Senate pick is locked in an exceedingly close contest as the former president works to expand his hold on the Republican Party.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon endorsed by Trump, is locked with former hedge fund manager David McCormick in a race that in the early hours of Wednesday remained too close to call.

Oz had about a 1,100-vote lead with 92 percent of Pennsylvania voting precincts reporting, and mail-in ballots still being counted.

The winner of the Republican primary will take on Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who easily secured his party’s Senate nomination Tuesday.

The Senate seat is currently held by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., who didn’t seek re-election.

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