Oprah Winfrey says Dr. Mehmet Oz's GOP Senate run in Pennsylvania is an example of "one of the great things about our democracy."
"Dr. Oz" was a recurring guest on Winfrey's famous daytime TV talk show and announced his candidacy to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Pat Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican, in November.
"We have not managed our crises as effectively as past generations. During the pandemic, I learned that when you mix politics and medicine, you get politics instead of solutions. That's why I am running for the U.S. Senate: to help fix the problems and to help us heal," Oz said.
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Winfrey said it's up to the voters of Pennsylvania to decide if Oz is fit to represent them, according to a report.
"One of the great things about our democracy is that every citizen can decide to run for public office. Mehmet Oz has made that decision," Winfrey said through a spokesperson.
"And now it's up to the residents of Pennsylvania to decide who will represent them."
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Winfrey has previously endorsed former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the report noted.