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Dr. Oz announces he’s running for Senate in Pennsylvania

Mehmet Oz
Dr. Mehmet Oz poses in the pressroom with the award for outstanding talk show host informative for “The Dr. Oz Show” at the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz will run for Senate as a Republican in Pennsylvania next year. The 61-year-old host of “The Dr. Oz Show” will enter the race with no prior experience in politics. The television personality announced his candidacy in an op-ed in the conservative Washington Examiner on Tuesday. Click here to read the op-ed piece. Dr. Oz as he’s affectionately known as to his audience is well liked in the entertainment industry and highly respected in the medical space. Will that energy transfer over to politics? Oz, a heart surgeon, was mentored by Oprah Winfrey after being a guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Oz has lived in New Jersey for two decades but started to vote in Pennsylvania after registering at his in-laws address, according to the associated press. His campaign website launched Tuesday has an address in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County, Oz may have some explaining to do.