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Oz and McCormick still essentially tied in GOP Senate race. PHILADELPHIA - HARRISBURG – 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.A recount would mean that the outcome of the race might not be known until June 8, the deadline for counties to report their results to the state.Oz, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, led McCormick by 1,079 votes, or 0.08 percentage points, out of 1,340,248 ballots counted as of 5 p.m.

Friday. The race is close enough to trigger Pennsylvania’s automatic recount law, with the separation between the candidates inside the law’s 0.5% margin.

The Associated Press will not declare a winner in the race until the likely recount is complete.Both campaigns have hired Washington-based lawyers to lead their recount efforts, and both have hired Philadelphia-based campaign strategists who helped lead the operation to observe vote-counting on Election Day for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2020.The two campaigns already had dozens of lawyers and volunteers fanned out around the presidential battleground state as election workers and election boards toiled through the remaining ballots.Record-setting temperatures in the forecast this weekend,PHILADELPHIA - It's starting to feel like summer this weekend!Temperatures are set to soar Saturday with a record-breaking 96 degrees. Heat and humidity will make that warm weather feel even warmer at 100 degrees.A heat advisory will go into effect at 11 a.m.

and last until 10 p.m. Saturday night.Sunday keeps the warm weather

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Oz and McCormick still essentially tied in GOP Senate race. PHILADELPHIA - HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for an open U.S.
PHILADELPHIA - As COVID-19 cases surge in the northeast, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has elevated nearly all the Delaware Valley to its high transmission category. Southeastern Pennsylvania counties, except Philadelphia and Berks, are currently shaded orange on the CDC's transmission map. Meanwhile, Delaware Valley counties in New Jersey, except Cumberland and Mercer, are listed as high transmission areas. The CDC's map, which can be found here, listed all three Delaware counties in the high transmission level.When a county enters the ‘high’ category, the CDC recommends wearing a mask in public.

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