Mehmet Oz is a political newcomer known for his TV program, and he’s planning to join the race as a Republican.
TV doctor Mehmet Oz is planning to run for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, according to The Associated Press and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
His announcement was also teased for Fox News host Sean Hannity’s program Tuesday night.
Oz, 61, will seek the Republican nomination in a key 2022 contest after the early GOP front-runner, former Army Ranger Sean Parnell, suspended his campaign amid domestic abuse allegations.
Known in entertainment as Dr. Oz, the Ohio-born cardiothoracic surgeon rose to national fame as a guest on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show before landing his own program, “The Dr. Oz Show.”
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