Mehmet Oz just called himself the ‘presumptive’ Pa. Republican Senate nominee even though a recount is on

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz described himself for the first time Friday as the party’s ”presumptive nominee,” even though a recount in his razor-thin primary contest is only getting started. Oz, the celebrity doctor, leads former hedge fund executive David McCormick by fewer than 1,000 votes — or one-tenth of one percentage point — well within the 0.5% margin that triggers an automatic recount. It’s the seventh such recount since a 2004 state law set that threshold. And while each of those recounts ended with the candidate who initially led as the final vi…

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