(PresidentialHill.com)- Dr. Mehmet Oz, the popular television doctor who announced last year that he intended to run as a Republican candidate in the United States Senate race for Pennsylvania, is reportedly in talks to return to television if he is not successful in his efforts to secure the Republican nomination for the seat.
According to sources close to the matter, Dr. Oz isn’t ready to retire if he doesn’t successfully take the Republican nomination for the seat.
“He is only 61 years old and isn’t ready to retire if he doesn’t go to Washington, D.C.,” a source said.
The claims were published by Radar, an outlet that also broke the news about Jeff Zucker, the former president of CNN, having an affair with the network’s top marketing official.
“No one wants to admit defeat, but he isn’t a stupid man,” the source said, adding that he knows his campaign is currently “On life support” and that he needs to find alternatives to ensure that he keeps his career alive.
The source also said that Oz’s appearances on conservative news networks Newsmax and Fox News has impressed TV bosses, and that there is a very real possibility that he will be offered a primetime opinion host spot on one of the networks.
So, when they said Oz might be returning to TV, it probably won’t be to host a medical show…it will likely be a political show.
Curiously, though, Oz chose to play down the rumors and slam them as “fake news” – potentially in an effort to keep his campaign alive.
“Fake news being pushed by Dishonest Dave and his team,” Oz wrote on Twitter.
Fake news being pushed by Dishonest Dave and his team. https://t.co/aVD3kreR1A
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) March 16, 2022
Oz’s campaign started off well but has begun to falter over the last few months.
According to a recent poll of Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary voters, Republican candidate David McCormick is vastly outperforming Oz in the race – with 24% of voters opting for McCormick and 15% for Oz.