American television personality and surgeon Mehmet Oz announced that he is running for the Pennsylvania Senate seat in November 2021.
Oz is running as a Republican and was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
who is dr Mehmed Oz?
Mehmet Oz, 61, is a cardiothoracic surgeon and was the presenter of Dr. Oz show that aired in 2009.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Oz, graduated from Harvard University in 1982 with a degree in biology.
He then earned his master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his MBA from Penn’s Wharton School.
While at Columbia University, Oz received four Blakemore Research Awards and has been a professor in the Columbia University Department of Surgery since 2001.
Oz is also the director of the school’s Center for Integrative Medicine, which he co-founded in 1994.
Before debuting his own talk show, Oz appeared as a health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show for five seasons.
Eight of Oz’s books have been New York Times bestsellers and he is a regular columnist in Esquire Magazine.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dr. Mehmet Oz is estimated to have a net worth of around $100 million and his annual salary around $20 million.
From 1994 to 2004, Dr. Oz named “Global Leader of Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum.
He also appeared on Time Magazine’s 2008 list of the 100 Most Influential People.
Among his various book titles, some have been listed as bestsellers.
He has co-authored a variety of books with Michael F. Roizen, including:
- YOU: The User’s Guide: An Insider’s Guide to the Body That Makes You Healthier and Younger (2005)
- SHE: On a Diet: The Waist Management User’s Guide (2006)
- YOU: Having a Baby: The User’s Guide from Conception to Birth and Beyond (2009)
How is Mehmet Oz doing in the Senate primary?
Ballots for the Senate primary are being counted but may need to be recounted as the race between Oz and David McCormick gets closer.
On May 18, Oz leads the polls with 13.23 percent, David McCormick has 31.14 percent, and Kathy Barnette is third after a late surge in votes with 24.19 percent.
The board will meet again at 9:00 a.m. ET on May 20 to discuss the possibility of a vote recount as the race between Oz and McCormick tightens.
A recount occurs when the gap between two candidates in the polls is less than 0.5 percent.
However, despite the narrow margin, Trump posted on his social media platform Truth Social that “Dr. Oz should announce the win,” adding, “Honestly, we won that election.”
His comments come as a ballot misprint was issued in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which led to a recount of mail-in ballots.
On the evening of May 18, around 4,000 ballot papers still had to be recounted.
Speaking to his supporters on May 17, Oz said: “Once all the votes are counted, I am confident that we will win.
“We’re making a wild attack, but when it’s so close, what else do you expect?”
what is the dr oz show
the dr The Oz Show was a daytime television program that covered topics such as health, wellness, and medical information, sometimes featuring true crime stories and celebrity interviews.
The show first aired on September 14, 2009 and lasted 13 seasons before the final episode aired on January 14, 2022.
His show was replaced by The Good Dish starring his daughter Daphne, Gail Simmons and Jamika Pessoa.
“Audience loves what Daphne, Gail and Jamika have been doing for years on their weekly shows at the Dr. Serving the Oz Show,” said Zack Hernandez, senior vice president and general sales manager of US syndication sales for Sony Pictures Television.
“We have long believed that The Good Dish would make an excellent standalone series and are excited to bring this fresh take on the cooking genre to our broadcast partners and their viewers across the country.”
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