Quack Dr. Oz Laying Groundwork For US Senate Bid

Politico Playbook reports:

In a sign that Dr. Mehmet Oz seems serious about running for Senate in Pennsylvania, veteran Republican strategist Jon Lerner has been calling around on his behalf to gauge support for the political neophyte. Donald Trump insiders say that this might become an issue for Oz because Lerner is associated with candidates whom Trump dislikes, including the man Oz would try to succeed, retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, and Nikki Haley.

From the outside, Oz is the type of candidate Trump might embrace because, first and foremost, he’s famous. Also, a Trump insider said he appreciated that Oz came to his defense for using hydroxychloroquine to fight Covid. While Trump endorsed candidate Sean Parnell in the Pennsylvania race early on, his campaign appears to be stunted while he waits for the verdict of his custody battle with his estranged wife.

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