Oprah Snubs Oz, Endorses Fetterman In PA Senate Race

Oprah Winfrey has rejected her creation, Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican candidate running for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, and endorsed his opponent - Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) - instead.
Oprah Winfrey (via official Facebook page)

Oprah Winfrey has snubbed her creation, Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican candidate running for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, and endorsed his opponent – Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) – instead.

As most folks know, Oz was first elevated to TV fame as a frequent guest on Oprah.

From the Washington Post:

“If I lived in Pennsylvania, I would have already cast my vote for John Fetterman, for many reasons,” Winfrey, a longtime Democrat, said during a virtual town hall meeting.

The TV icon also said Pennsylvania was “not the only race that matters” and backed other Democrats running in next week’s midterm elections, including Beto O’Rourke in Texas, and Raphael G. Warnock and Stacey Abrams in Georgia.

Fetterman’s campaign welcomed the gesture. “It speaks volumes that Oprah would endorse Fetterman over Oz, after declining to weigh in during Oz’s primary election,” his campaign team said in a news release.

Read the full report here.

Related: Oz Removes Mentions Of Trump From Campaign Website

RealClearPolitics average of polls shows the race between Fetterman and Oz is a dead heat.