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, the name-brand surgeon best known for his association with Oprah and his long history of will run for Senate in Pennsylvania as a Republican next year.
In aofficially announcing his bid for the seat, Oz points to his family’s immigrant roots, his impressive medical background, and rise to popularity as host of his own daily TV show — leaving out the part. He also previews some of the issues he’ll be hammering on the campaign trail. Oz goes hard against COVID-19 lockdowns:
Trump was upset at connection to Sean Parnell's faltering Senate campaign, blamed Don Jr. for fallout after endorsement: report
Parnell suspended his campaign on Monday after a judge awarded his estranged wife sole legal custody of their children amid abuse allegations. Former President Donald Trump had in recent weeks expressed dismay at the state of Sean Parnell's Senate candidacy in Pennsylvania and blamed his son, Don Jr., for tethering him to the faltering campaign, according to a Politico report. Parnell, an Army veteran and former congressional candidate who was highly touted by Trump's son and endorsed by the former president in September, suspended his campaign on Monday after losing a child custody battle.
Elites with yards told those without yards to stay inside, where the virus was more likely to spread. And the arrogant, closed-minded people in charge closed our parks, shuttered our schools, shut down our businesses, and took away our freedom.
He also advises that “we must confront those who want to change the very soul of America and reimagine it with their toxic ideology.” Oz does call COVID vaccines a “gift,” which may distinguish him from more extreme rivals. But he is careful to say that those vaccines were “made possible by President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed,” which is.
The 61-year-old Oz has long lived in New Jersey just across the Hudson River from New York,, which reports that he “began voting in Pennsylvania’s elections this year by absentee ballot, registered to his in-laws’ address in suburban Philadelphia.” His rivals will undoubtedly accuse him of carpetbagging, but Oz has money and name recognition, and the Republican primary in the highly competitive race to replace retiring incumbent Pat Toomey is wide open. The favorite had been Trump-backed , but he suspended his campaign last week after being denied custody of his children amid domestic-abuse allegations. A number of other candidates who have declared their intentions to run will now vie for that important endorsement.
Dr. Oz equipped to fill void in Pennsylvania Senate race
Celebrity surgeon Mehmet Oz is poised to shake up the Pennsylvania Senate race, bolstered by a vast personal fortune to invest in a 2022 campaign and enviable poll numbers that suggest the Republican would be an immediate front-runner. © Provided by Washington Examiner Oz, 61, has not decided whether to pull the trigger on a bid for the seat being relinquished by retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey.
As Intelligencer’s Ed Kilgore, Oz boasts his own Trump connections. During the 2016 campaign, he had the candidate , where he conducted a faux physical and proclaimed that Trump was in great health. (In the White House, he appointed Oz to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.) More alarmingly, Oz promoted the bunk COVID remedy hydroxychloroquine at the beginning of the pandemic, apparently influencing Trump’s addled thinking on that matter.
Dr. Oz described himself as a “” back in 2007, but these days, being a GOP candidate in most states involves toeing the Trump line — which he appears ready to do. With his defiance of medical consensus, personal history with the former president, and considerable personal wealth, Oz could be formidable among people who agree with his definitely not over-the-top that “America’s heartbeat is in a code red in need of a defibrillator to shock it back to life.”
Dr. Oz announces Senate bid to his millions of followers .
The celebrity television doctor will run in one of the nation’s most important races.The celebrity TV doctor made the announcement Tuesday, rolling out a video he shared with his millions of followers on social media.