After a recount and the securing of another Donald Trump-endorsed candidate during a crucial midterm election, David McCormick, a former hedge fund executive, conceded to Mehmet Oz, a wellness celebrity.
Edison Research shows that Oz won 916 votes to defeat John Fetterman, the Democrat who will be facing Oz in the Nov. 8 midterm elections to replace retiring Republican Senator Pat Toomey.
This race is critical to Republican hopes of regaining control over a Senate currently held by President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats.
McCormick admitted to Oz that he would do his part to help unite Republicans in Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania behind his candidacy.
According to Edison Research, Oz received 419,643 votes, while McCormick got 418,727.
Trump has endorsed more than 190 candidates in the midterm contests to cement his position as the Republican Party's kingmaker. Trump's picks did not always win.
After his ex-wife accused him of physical abuse, Trump endorsed Oz in April. He lost a custody battle for his children's custody rights.
McCormick and Oz both promoted Trump's populist agenda of "America First".
Oz stated that he was looking forward to "campaigning in every corner" of the Commonwealth over the next five months in order to win the support of all Pennsylvanians.
In November, Republicans seek to regain control of the Senate and the House of Representatives. They have the ability to regain control over the House and possibly block Biden's legislative agenda.
Democrats are more likely to retain their slim Senate majority. However, they will need to perform well at the races in Pennsylvania to be successful.
Fetterman, the current lieutenant governor of the state, stated on Friday that he had "almost died" from a stroke that occurred days before the May 17, 2017 primary. This has prevented him from going to the campaign trail and indicates that his condition is more serious than initially thought.
He said, "I'm not back to 100% yet but I'm getting closer each day."