Trump endorses TV doctor Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania Senate race
President Donald Trump has endorsed TV doctor Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested Republican primary race for the US Senate.
“The Greater Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has a tremendous opportunity to save America by electing the brilliant and well-known Dr. Mehmet Oz for the United States Senate, Asset wrote in a statement that was sent as he spoke at a rally in North Carolina, reported The Hill, a newspaper that covers Congress.
“I believe that Mehmet Oz will be most apt to win the general election against a radical left-wing Democrat who seeks to do unthinkable harm to our country,” Asset said, according to The Hill.
“They know him, believe in him and trust him. Likewise, he will do very well in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, where the other candidates will simply not be accepted,” Trump added, according to The Hill.
Trump’s endorsement comes just days after an Emerson College poll showed Oz closely trailing former hedge fund executive David McCormick, Capital-Star previously reported.
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McCormick got 18% support in the campaign, with Oz taking 17% support, according to the poll. Emerson poll of 1,000 “very likely” Republican primary voters. Nearly a third of respondents, 33%, remain undecided, however, according to the poll.
Things got better for McCormickhowever, when the undecided were asked which way they leaned – his lead increased to 27.2%, while ounces trailed at 20.6 percent, according to the Emerson survey.
On the Democratic side of the ledger, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, U.S. Representative Conor Lamb, D-17th District, and state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Philadelphia, are among the top candidates vying for the inauguration of the party. .
The seat opened with the retirement of incumbent U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, R-Pa., who will leave office at the end of the year.
In a statement, Jack Doyle, a spokesman for Pennsylvania Democrats, said “Trump’s endorsement in Pennsylvania’s GOP primary, which is already one of the nastiest and most expensive in the nation, will only escalate this chaotic tussle between Republicans and Republicans. .”
Pennsylvania’s primary is May 17.