Dr. Oz Enters the Pennsylvania Senate Race

Mehmet Oz speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., May 3, 2017. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
The famous TV doctor shakes up an already wild contest.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE N ovember has been an eventful month for the Republican primary race to replace the retiring Pat Toomey in the Senate. Today’s entry in the race by Mehmet Oz, the famous TV doctor, follows the departure of Sean Parnell, the Trump-backed candidate who ran unsuccessfully for a House seat in 2020. With the Senate divided 50/50 and Pennsylvania a key swing state in recent presidential races, control of the Senate could end up depending on Dr. Oz.

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