Does Dr Oz’s Senate Run Spell the End of His Hit TV Show?

For starters, it would likely trigger the FCC’s Equal Time rule if ”Dr. Oz“ continues to air in Pennsylvania

Does Dr. Mehmet Oz’s bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania spell the end of the “Dr. Oz Show”?

On Tuesday morning, the cardiothoracic surgeon turned daytime-TV host formally announced that he’s entering the Republican primary field to replace the outgoing Sen. Pat Toomey. He becomes the latest TV or movie star to seek public office, following the likes of Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump, Al Franken, Arnold Schwarzenegger and even Cynthia Nixon (who unsuccessfully ran for New York governor).

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Tim Baysinger

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