(ConservativeInsider.org) – Celebrities turning into politicians is not unheard of in American politics, and the 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race is no exception. After Senate candidate and GOP front-runner Sean Parnell announced he was suspending his campaign to focus on his children on Monday, November 29, the famous Dr. Oz announced he would run for the soon-to-be-open seat.
On Tuesday, November 30, Dr. Mehmet Oz appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” to talk about his reasoning for running for Pennsylvania’s Senate seat. He highlighted how the federal government’s response to the coronavirus “metastasized into authoritarian overreach” and took away the “divine spark” of America. He wants to revitalize the nation’s “can-do spirit” by supporting small government, low taxes, and energy independence in the upper chamber.
He shared his first campaign video on Twitter:
I’m running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania because America needs a Conservative Republican to cure what’s wrong with Washington. I’m a world-class surgeon, fighter, and health care advocate stepping forward to cure our country’s ills. Watch my announcement video now! pic.twitter.com/yLhKsZm9sl
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) November 30, 2021
Oz is up against 10 Republicans and 12 Democrats also competing for the seat after Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) retires. While it’s early in the campaign season, Oz has immense name recognition and an estimated net worth of around $100 million, likely giving him a leg up in the coming months. While this will be a nationally-watched election, Pennsylvanians will ultimately get to decide this race.
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