Dr. Mehmet Oz issues statement after conceding to John Fetterman in Senate race

Tuesday evening inside the doors of the Newtown Athletic Club, Dr. Mehmet Oz told supporters when all the votes were counted, he’d win.

Not long after, the race was called. He’d lost.

The race many thought would take days to tally ended with a Wednesday morning concession call.

Afterward, Oz issued a statement saying of his opponent Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in part, “I wish him and his family all the best, both personally and as our next United States Senator.”

He called campaigning the “honor of a lifetime.”

We spoke with voters in the eastern part of the state and asked them if they were happy with two Democrats representing the Commonwealth in Washington.

“Yes I am […] because I think our country is in a bad place. I think our democracy is at risk,” one woman said.

“No. Absolutely not,” one man said. “This is a chance playing with how many millions of lives?”

Oz’s statement went on to say, “As a Doctor, I always do my best to help others heal. That’s why I ran for Senate. I hope we begin the healing process as a nation soon.”

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