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As State Recounts, Oz Says He's the 'Presumptive’ Nominee
Recount Makes
Oz Win Official
UPDATED

Recount Makes Oz Win Official

He beat McCormick by 951 votes out of 1.3M

(Newser) - Update: Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon endorsed by former President Donald Trump, officially won Pennsylvania's Republican US Senate primary on Wednesday, narrowly defeating former hedge fund CEO David McCormick after a dayslong recount. McCormick conceded on Friday , before the recount was complete. The recount determined that Oz...

Dr. Oz Will Face Off Against John Fetterman in Pa.

Dave McCormick concedes to celebrity doctor in GOP primary for US Senate seat

(Newser) - Update: It's going to be Mehmet Oz vs. John Fetterman in November in the run for a US Senate seat out of Pennsylvania. The Washington Post reports GOP candidate Dave McCormick conceded Friday to the celebrity doctor, who's been endorsed by former President Donald Trump. After more than...

It's a Close One Between Oz, McCormick in Pa. Primary

GOP contenders are neck and neck in state's primary, with Kathy Barnette now out of the race

(Newser) - Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has won his state's Democratic primary to run for a US Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pat Toomey, but the race to see which GOPer will face off against him is a nail-biter—and it could be a while before the victor is...

State Sen. With Links to Capitol Riot Wins PA Gubernatorial Primary
Trump-Backed Candidates
Win in Tuesday Primaries
the rundown

Trump-Backed Candidates Win in Tuesday Primaries

Pennsylvania governor's race, North Carolina Senate race go Trump's way

(Newser) - Doug Mastriano, a state senator who secured a late endorsement from Donald Trump and has trumpeted the former president’s lies about nonexistent, widespread voter fraud costing him the 2020 election, won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s open governor’s office on Tuesday, the AP reports. Mastriano’s victory...

Trump's Pick for Pa. Governor Is an Eyebrow-Raising One

Doug Mastriano has pushed lie of 2020 stolen election, said he'd make voters 'reregister' to vote

(Newser) - Donald Trump on Saturday endorsed Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania's Republican primary for governor, siding with a far-right candidate who was outside the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection and has worked with determination to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Mastriano was already leading a crowded...

GOP Has 'Oh S---' Moment Over Pa. Senate Candidate

Kathy Barnette, surging in polls, makes some Republicans nervous with controversial history

(Newser) - The race between Pennsylvania Republicans for Pat Toomey's seat in the US Senate had seemed to narrow down to two men: TV doctor Mehmet Oz and Army vet David McCormick. But as these two candidates have been going after each other with vitriolic TV ads, another candidate has had...

Dr. Oz Campaign Starts Quietly (Aside From a Few F-Bombs)

TV star doesn't even have yard signs yet in Pennsylvania, Olivia Nuzzi writes

(Newser) - Dr. Mehmet Oz is running for the Republican nomination for the US Senate in Pennsylvania, but it's not clear how you'd know it. Olivia Nuzzi writes in New York that five days into the race she found the TV star's campaign headquarters deserted. He doesn't want...

2 Trump Picks Win Key Races
2 Trump Picks Win Key Races
PRIMARIES

2 Trump Picks Win Key Races

Women win big in redistricted Pennsylvania

(Newser) - Recent elections haven't always been kind to President Trump's preferred candidates, but two of them scored big wins on Tuesday night. Rep. Lou Barletta cruised to victory in Pennsylvania and will seek to unseat Democratic Sen. Bob Casey in November, the AP reports. "The media said that...

Romney Wins Delaware, Gingrich's Last Hope

He sweeps 5 states, stakes claim to GOP nomination

(Newser) - Is tonight the night that knocks out Newt Gingrich once and for all? Mitt Romney has won Delaware, billed as Gingrich's last-gasp chance, as part of a five-state sweep, according to the Wall Street Journal . In addition to Delaware, Romney won Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. He...

Rumors Grow Santorum Will Drop Out

Loss in Pennsylvania would be big embarrassment

(Newser) - The Boston Globe takes stock of the GOP race today with this front-page headline: "Santorum moves fuel predictions he will exit." Team Santorum is taking a few days off for the Easter weekend and is saying all the right things about getting back on the trail in force...

Harvard Alum Romney Knocks Obama for Time at—Harvard

But in Pennsylvania speech, Mitt inches more toward center

(Newser) - As Mitt Romney campaigns in Pennsylvania, he's traded harsh attacks for a more centrist tone—mostly. The campaign "isn't about one person or about even one party," Romney told backers. "We're Republicans and Democrats in this campaign, but we're all connected with one...

Romney Grabs Lead in Pennsylvania

 Romney 
 Grabs Lead 
 in Pennsylvania 
poll numbers

Romney Grabs Lead in Pennsylvania

Meanwhile, Santorum says 'damn right' we cling to guns, religion

(Newser) - Bad news for Rick Santorum: Mitt Romney has taken the lead in Santorum's own home state of Pennsylvania. Romney is at 42% support and Santorum at 37% in the latest Public Policy Poll , followed by Ron Paul with 9% and Newt Gingrich at 6%. That's a gain of...

GOPers Smell Impeachment in Sestak Job Offer

Repeated calls to Holder to appoint special prosecutor

(Newser) - Republicans are calling for the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Joe Sestak's claims that someone in the Obama administration offered him a high-ranking job to drop out of the Pennsylvania primary race against Arlen Specter. And they've already used the “I” word. “It's very...

3 Big Primaries Test Voter Rage
 3 Big Primaries 
 Test Voter Rage 
ANALYSIS

3 Big Primaries Test Voter Rage

Arlen Specter, Blanche Lincoln, Rand Paul in key races

(Newser) - Look to three big primaries tomorrow, in both parties, for a test of the country's anti-establishment rage and the chances that Congress will be even more polarized after November, reports the Los Angeles Times . In Pennsylvania, Democratic challenger Joe Sestak has pulled even with Arlen Specter with ads sneering that...

The 10 Most Important Primaries
 The 10 Most Important Primaries
2010 preview

The 10 Most Important Primaries

Perry and KBH face off; Tea Party mounts challenge in Fla.

(Newser) - The 2010 primaries will see the GOP repairing its identity and soul-searching among Democrats. The 10 most important races, according to Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post :
  1. Texas governor, R: Rick Perry is running for an unprecedented third term, and voters seem to approve. But Kay Bailey Hutchison is a
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GOP Lawmakers Holding Out on McCain

At least 14 say they won't endorse candidate

(Newser) - At least 14 GOP lawmakers are refusing to publicly support John McCain’s White House bid, and more than a dozen more are keeping mum about whether they back the senator, the Hill reports. A few say they are supporting their party’s candidate without going so far as endorsing...

Clinton Aides Start to Believe Own Spin

Wright controversy a godsend for Clinton

(Newser) - Optimism is spreading through Hillary Clinton’s once-dispirited war room, Politico reports, as a series of wins accumulate in their candidate’s column: fundraising has rushed in since Pennsylvania, she's collected some well-timed endorsements, she’s bobbed up in the polls, and Barack Obama is once again afflicted by Jeremiah...

Bill Resumes Central Role in Hillary's Campaign

Despite his critics, he seems to helping her regain momentum

(Newser) - Despite controversial remarks on more than one occasion, Bill Clinton has moved to the forefront of his wife’s campaign, the Wall Street Journal reports. In what some insiders call the “Billification” of Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, the ex-President is pushing for sharper attacks on Barack Obama amid...

Between Barack and a Hard Place
 Between Barack 
 and a Hard Place  
OPINION

Between Barack and a Hard Place

Clinton can't win, but if she keeps winning, she can't quit, either

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton can’t win the Democratic nomination, Charlie Cook concedes in the National Journal, but if she keeps winning primaries, she’s stuck in “political purgatory:" She can’t quit, either. The primary system is such that for all Clinton's big-state victories and the media flak buffeting...

Age, not Race, Beat Barack in Pennsylvania
Age, not Race, Beat Barack in Pennsylvania
ANALYSIS

Age, not Race, Beat Barack in Pennsylvania

With 40% of voters over 60, the 'Grandma Bloc' made Hillary's win

(Newser) - The best explanation for Hillary Clinton's big win in Pennsylvania was not race but age, Jonathan Alter argues in Newsweek. A remarkable 40% of the voters in Tuesday’s primary were over 60, and Barack Obama’s 41-59% defeat in the demographic was the killer. Pennsylvania is second only to...

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