Matthew McConaughey He may have chickened out running for governor of Texas, but we have learned that Dr. Mehmet Oz is going full blast in Pennsylvania … because our sources say he has decided to run for a seat in the US Senate.
Sources with first-hand knowledge tell TMZ… Dr. Oz just made a multi-million dollar media buy in the state… a media buy to push his impending candidacy.
Oz appeared on TMZ Live recently and was shy about running, but he looked like he was leaning in that direction. Since then we have learned that he now has a full campaign staff, including Chris Hansen — not the Chris Hansen of “To Catch a Predator” – to manage the campaign. Hansen headed the National Republican Senate Committee.
Dr Oz will run as a Republican for Pat Toomeyseat of … Toomey is retiring.
As for his show, we haven’t had an official word, but it’s likely that Dr. Oz will step down from the talk show – at least, in the next few months.
We’re told Oz could make the announcement Tuesday night on FNC’s “Hannity”.