Court battles go down to count deadline in Pa. Senate race
Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick is going to Pennsylvania’s highest court in an eleventh-hour bid to help him close the gap in votes with celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s neck-and-neck Republican primary for U.S. Senate.
McCormick sues to get more Pa. mail votes counted in GOP Senate primary
In the close Republican primary race to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate, David McCormick questioned the constitutionality of refusing to count absentee and mail-in ballots lacking a handwritten date.washingtonpost.com
McCormick sues over counting mail ballots in Pa. Senate race
David McCormick’s campaign is suing in a Pennsylvania court over his neck-and-neck Republican primary contest for the U.S. Senate against celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz. McCormick is trying to ensure counties obey a brand-new federal appeals court decision.
McCormick sues over counting mail ballots in Pa. Senate race
The campaign of David McCormick, who is in a neck-and-neck Republican primary contest for the U.S. Senate against celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, sued in a Pennsylvania court Monday to try to ensure counties obey a brand-new federal appeals court decision that could help him make up ground. McCormick's lawsuit, filed after hours, asks the state's Commonwealth Court to require counties to promptly count mail-in ballots that lack a required handwritten date on the return envelope.news.yahoo.com
Pa. Senate GOP primary too close to call, recount likely
Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat is too close to call and is likely headed for a statewide recount to decide the winner of the contest between heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick.
As Trump falsely assails another election, Pa. officials gird for November
Election officials in Pennsylvania are girding for similar complaints in November, but fear there are few ways to combat deliberate misinformation and rising political toxicity. “It’s concerning because it’s statements like that that lead to threats against election officials. Under state law, county officials are not allowed to start processing ballots submitted by mail until Election Day. But changing the law to allow mail-in ballots to be processed sooner could ease a lot of the suspicion, experts say. Election officials are also eagerly awaiting a ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that could dramatically reshape mail-in balloting in November.washingtonpost.com
Trump pressed Dr. Oz to declare victory in his Senate race and claimed his GOP opponents are cheating 'with the ballots that they just happened to find'
Trump's pressure on Dr. Oz comes amid high-profile endorsement flops like Rep. Madison Cawthorn's shocking loss in North Carolina earlier this week.news.yahoo.com
EXPLAINER: How mailed ballots slow results in Pennsylvania
Counting of mailed ballots in Pennsylvania is drawing renewed scrutiny amid a too-close-to-call U.S. Senate primary between Republicans David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Former President Donald Trump blasted the state’s elections procedures on social media, even though there are no indications of any wrongdoing with those ballots other than a printing error that was slowing the tally in one county.
Republican senate candidates pledge loyalty to Trump, not McConnell
In early primaries, Republican voters continue to side with nominees who, should they win, will probably have more loyalty to the former president than Mitch McConnell, creating potential headaches down the road for the long-serving Senate GOP leader.washingtonpost.com
Barnette blames Sean Hannity for loss in Pennsylvania
Failed GOP Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnette took to Twitter to blame Fox News host Sean Hannity for her primary election loss. “Never forget what Sean Hannity did in this race,” she said in a video posted on Twitter Wednesday. “Almost single handedly Sean Hannity sewed deep seeds of disinformation, flat out lies every night…news.yahoo.com
Midterm primaries live updates Voters to pick key nominees in Pa., N.C., three other states
Voters will pick nominees in some of the most consequential primaries of the year, signaling the direction of both political parties and revealing more about the strength of the hold that former president Donald Trump retains over Republicans.washingtonpost.com
Candidate in hospital, others scrambling before Pa. primary
The last full day of campaigning in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate is under way, with a top Senate candidate in the hospital and establishment Republicans trying to stave off victories by candidates they view as too toxic to win in the fall.
'Reprehensible': Oz condemns GOP opponent's tweet on Islam
Republican Senate hopeful Mehmet Oz is stepping up his criticism of far-right candidates in Pennsylvania who are gaining traction ahead of Tuesday's primary election. After spending much of the campaign steering clear of fellow Republican Senate contender Kathy Barnette, Oz on Saturday said she was out of step with the GOP and would be unable to win the general election in November. In an interview, he took issue with a 2015 tweet from Barnette in which she wrote that “Pedophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam.”news.yahoo.com
Pennsylvania GOP Senate candidate Kathy Barnette has called for banning Islam in America and said LGBTQ people 'lead with their sexual preference'
Trump blasted Barnette's candidacy on Thursday, saying she "will never be able to win the General Election" and hasn't "properly explained" her past.news.yahoo.com
Pompeo holds briefing to raise concerns over Trump-backed Senate candidate in Pennsylvania
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raised concerns about the ties Mehmet Oz, former President Trump’s endorsed candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate race, has to Turkey in a press briefing arranged by Oz’s chief opponent in the race. Pompeo, who’s supporting Oz’s rival, Dave McCormick, in the Keystone State, held the briefing the same day…news.yahoo.com
‘Chickenshit’ Move: Columbia Quietly Cuts Ties With Dr. Oz
Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia SummitAfter years of criticism, Columbia University Medical Center has finally—quietly—cut public ties with celebrity doctor turned Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz.The acclaimed teaching hospital, where Oz held senior positions like vice chair of surgery and director of integrated medicine for years, stripped his personal pages from their website in mid-January.The move came a day after HuffPost reported on Jan. 12 that Columbia had established a nenews.yahoo.com
Pennsylvania's GOP Senate primary draws backing from some of Wall Street's biggest billionaires, making it one of the most expensive midterm races
Wall Street is pouring millions into Pennsylvania's Senate Republican primary race, with much of it getting behind Dave McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz.cnbc.com
Dr. Oz aids police in resuscitating man at Newark airport
Oz and Croissant came to the aid of a traveler and performed CPR at Newark Liberty International Airport, Monday night, March 1, 2021. “The gentleman had face-planted, and there was a pool of blood like a murder scene,” Oz told The Associated Press. Oz said he tried to rouse him, but the man had no pulse and his face had begun to turn purple. The defibrillator “diagnosed that his heart had stopped, as I had thought was the case when I couldn’t get a pulse,” Oz said. Oz praised the Port Authority officers, and credited the man’s life with their quick response.
Health contractors vetted stars' politics for US virus ad
This photo combination shows from left: musician Christina Aguilera in Los Angeles, March 29, 2012, comedian George Lopez in Los Angeles, Dec. 25, 2012, and actor Jack Black in Las Vegas, April 25, 2012. Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted the political views of hundreds of celebrities, including Aguilera, Lopez, and Black, for a health education advertising campaign on the coronavirus outbreak. That's according to documents released Thursday by a House committee.
US vetted stars' politics to showcase Trump virus response
Director Judd Apatow believes Trump “does not have the intellectual capacity to run as president,” according to a list of more than 200 celebrities compiled by one of the firms. “I have ordered a strategic review of this public health education campaign that will be led by our top public health and communications experts to determine whether the campaign serves important public health purposes,” Azar told the subcommittee, which is investigating the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. Because public health policy around the coronavirus pandemic has become so politically polarized, it’s unclear how well a confidence-building campaign from the government would play. And Trump has alienated much of the medical establishment with his dismissive comments about basic public health measures, such as wearing masks. Antony and Quaid were among just a few celebrities who were approved for the campaign, according to the documents.