Dr. Oz Launches Senate Campaign

Dr. Oz via Wikimedia Commons image

It seems that the Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary field is growing. Well-known celebrity physician Mehmet Oz is expected to declare his candidacy to fill the seat left by retiring Sen. Pat Toomey.

Fox News reports:

The announcement by the 61-year old Oz – a cardiac surgeon, author and host of TV’s “Dr. Oz Show” – is widely expected Tuesday afternoon as he’s already been assembling a campaign staff in the 2022 race to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Pat Toomey.

Oz will sit down for his first national interview as a Senate candidate on Tuesday evening on Fox News’ “Hannity.” Host Sean Hannity teased Oz’s appearance at the end of his Monday night program, saying that he had a “huge announcement” and hinted “think midterm election.”

Oz enters the GOP Senate primary with sizable name recognition – thanks to his long-running TV show. Oz grabbed national attention more than a decade ago when Oprah Winfrey introduced him to her program’s massive audience. He would also be able to self-fund his Senate bid by dipping into his estimated net worth of roughly $100 million.

The candidate had lived for years in New Jersey, but Oz registered to vote as a Republican last December in Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County, using the home of his wife’s parents in the affluent Philadelphia suburb of Bryn Athyn as his residence. According to election records, he’s voted twice by absentee ballot in Pennsylvania this year. Oz previously lived in the Keystone State decades ago, as he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s medical school and Wharton business school in 1986.

Dr. Oz’s expected announcement comes after widely considered GOP front runner Sean Parnell suspended his Senate campaign after losing custody of his children.



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Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Oh ya, what a great choice,he’s my favorite Dr anyway, he will make a great senator, for the good guys.

monica
monica
1 month ago

Oz got name recognition from the leftist democrat Oprah Winfrey, didn’t he? Hmmm. He is running on the GOP?

Diana
Diana
1 month ago
Reply to  monica

There was a time when BOTH political parties were respectable ones – Democrats were called blue collar workers and Republicans were called white collar workers. I was taught that a two party system is necessary for checks and balances; however, the Democrat Party has gone completely off track. There are a few political figures who have changed their party affiliation from Democrat to Republican because as one Texan said “This is not who Texans are!” There is NO way you can associate Oprah’s political views only because Dr. Oz was on her show.

Kaa
Kaa
1 month ago

hope he is not a rino! not sure about what he stands for, and…he voted from his in laws as his residence??! isn’t that skirting the law??

Bill
1 month ago

Go Oz, he has a great shot. In addition to health intelligrnce, he had common sense. I find sorely lacking with dumbocrats.

Colleen Mara
Colleen Mara
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

A good share of democrats is also rather evil, and heartless I find.

Larry E Smith
Larry E Smith
1 month ago

Thats all this country needs another piece of TRASH in one of our offices. Leave OZ we dont need you.

Madeleine
Madeleine
1 month ago

Good > Get rid of all the swamp creatures and career Politicians (Same thing) and elect people who care for others

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