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Dr. Oz and McCormick Squabble Over Energy in GOP Senate Forum

  • Forum was first joint appearance for GOP Senate front-runners
  • Oz complained that he’s being attacked for ‘bold, loud voice’
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Celebrity physician Mehmet Oz was forced to defend his conservative bona fides on energy issues in his first public appearance with former Bridgewater Associates Chief Executive Officer David McCormick in their hotly contested Republican primary race for a Pennsylvania U.S. Senate seat. 

In response to a question about U.S. energy policy at a candidates’ forum hosted by the Manufacturer & Business Association in Erie, McCormick said that Oz has called for more regulation of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking -- a major issue in the commonwealth with its drilling industry -- in comments on his “Dr. Oz Show” and past columns.