Dr. Oz announces bid for US Senate seat in Pennsylvania

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“During the pandemic, I learned that when you mix politics and medicine, you get politics instead of solutions. That’s why I’m running for the US Senate: to fix problems and help us heal, Oz wrote.

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Oz, 61, will join a Republican primary field that already includes Philadelphia-area businessman (and 2018 lieutenant gubernatorial candidate) Jeff Bartos and Carla Sands, who served as the US ambassador to Denmark in the Trump administration. Another possible Republican candidate is David McCormick, a former official in the Treasury Department under President George W.

The race to succeed retired Republican Senator Pat Tomei in Pennsylvania has been shaken in recent weeks, largely by the departure of GOP candidate Sean Parnell, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

Oz is an Ohio native who attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. He rose to fame as a frequent guest of Oprah Winfrey, eventually launching his own syndicated daytime TV talk show in 2009.

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Oz’s representatives did not return Granthshala’s request for comment.

Oz’s interest in the Senate race was first reported earlier this year in the Washington Free Beacon and Politico. Oz said in a 2007 interview that he would “consider” running for office someday, calling himself a “moderate Republican”.

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He also has ties to Trump. In 2018, Trump appointed Oz to the Presidential Council on Sport, Health and Nutrition, reappointing him to the position in 2020.

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