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Oprah Reveals What She Really Thinks About Dr. Oz's Senate Bid

Oprah Reveals What She Really Thinks About Dr. Oz's Senate Bid

Oprah is sharing her thoughts.

Last month, Dr. Mehmet Oz announced that he would be running for senate in Pennsylvania as a Republican, with reports circulating that he had made a major media buy in the state to push his candidacy.

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was asked to comment on his bid for senate by New York magazine for an article about his political campaign.

Click inside to find out what she said…

“One of the great things about our democracy is that every citizen can decide to run for public office,” she told the outlet through a statement from her spokeswoman, Nicole Nichols.

Mehmet Oz has made that decision,” the statement continued. “And now it’s up to the residents of Pennsylvania to decide who will represent them.”

Oprah is credited with helping to launch the TV personality’s career, having him as a regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She later went on to produce 13 episodes of Second Opinion With Dr. Oz in 2003 and also offered to produce The Dr. Oz Show, which debuted in 2009, through her company, Harpo Productions.

It was announced earlier this month that Dr. Oz would be retiring from his long-running TV show in order to pursue his political career, with his daughter Daphne poised to take over with a cooking spinoff of her own.

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