David McCormick jumps into Pennsylvania Senate race against Bob Casey

David McCormick, the former hedge fund executive, announced he’s running for Senate in Pennsylvania on Thursday, seeking to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) after losing the Republican nomination for the state’s other Senate seat in 2022.
McCormick’s candidacy is a win for Senate Republicans, who have spent months working to recruit him to run against Casey, a three-term senator who won by 13 percentage points in 2018. Last cycle, he lost narrowly to celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz in the Senate primary. Oz went on to lose to Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) in the general election, which contributed to Democrats keeping control of the Senate. Ever since, GOP leadership has focused on McCormick running again, acknowledging he could be their best shot at flipping Casey’s seat.
Speaking to a crowd at Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh on Thursday night, McCormick reintroduced himself to Pennsylvania voters and even reflected on the previous election.
“While I’ve had my share of successes, like many Pennsylvanians, I’ve also had my share of personal and professional failures, whether it was losing on the wrestling mat, getting fired from a j …