Dr. Oz is officially running for Senate in Pennsylvania

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TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz is officially jumping into the Pennsylvania Senate race.

The host of The Dr. Oz Show announced in the Washington Examiner on Tuesday he's running for Senate to "help fix the problems and to help us heal." The confirmation comes after a report from the Washington Free Beacon that he was hiring staff and eying a run as a Republican, seeking the seat that will be vacated following the retirement of Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.).

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Brendan Morrow

Brendan worked as a culture writer at The Week from 2018 to 2023, covering the entertainment industry, including film reviews, television recaps, awards season, the box office, major movie franchises and Hollywood gossip. He has written about film and television for outlets including Bloody Disgusting, Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Heavy and The Celebrity Cafe.