Election updates: Mixed results for Trump-backed candidates in GOP primaries

As the Pennsylvania Republican Senate race tightens, David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz both appeared to thank their supporters on their respective election nights, but said their race would not be called on Tuesday due to pending votes. , errors on some postal ballots – and , experts note, a divided electorate.

“We’re not going to have a resolution tonight, but we can see the way forward,” said McCormick, the former hedge fund owner whose wife worked in the Trump administration. “We can see victory ahead of us, and it’s thanks to you.”

Oz, speaking minutes after McCormick, thanked former President Donald Trump for his endorsement and then Fox News host Sean Hannity for his “behind-the-scenes” advice.

“We won’t have a result tonight,” Oz told the fans. “When all the votes are counted, I am convinced that we will win.”

In the past two weeks, far-right conservative commentator Kathy Barnette, who marched at Trump’s Jan. 6 rally, has seen a surge of support in the race. Although she fell behind on election night, her presence in the race appeared to split the votes between Trump’s MAGA base and away from Oz.

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