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Dr. Oz Announces Republican Bid for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania

  • Television host is joining crowded Republican primary field
  • Trump-backed candidate suspended his campaign last week
Mehmet Oz
Mehmet OzPhotographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Celebrity physician Mehmet Oz, who hosts the “Dr. Oz” television show, is entering next year’s Republican primary in Pennsylvania to replace retiring U.S. Senator Pat Toomey in a key race for determining who controls the chamber.

Oz made the announcement Tuesday in an opinion piece posted on the Washington Examiner’s website and is expected to appear Tuesday night on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s show.