The close contentious campaign led to a recount. The recount was automatically triggered since the margin between the candidates was 0.07 (less than 1 percent). And Oz led McCormick by only 972 out of 1.34 million votes in the May 17 primary.
In a last-ditch effort to close the gap with Dr. Oz, McCormick had pressed for undated mail-in ballots to be counted.
Finally, with his concession, McCormick vowed to help unite the party behind Dr. Oz, who thanked McCormick for his support.
Trump gets involved
It is believed that a Republican Senate win will keep the divided chamber in their control.
The Democrats have indicated that this Senate seat could go their way. Two-term Republican Sen. Pat Toomey is retiring. And preliminary polls show an opportunity for the Dems to win the seat.
Early Friday Fetterman, the state’s current lieutenant governor, stated that he had suffered a stroke just days before he won the Democratic primary. And that he had been ignoring warning signs and Drs. advice for years.