Oprah Endorses Fetterman Over Oz

Oprah Endorses Fetterman Over Oz

On Thursday, Oprah Winfrey declared her endorsement of Democratic Lt. Governor John Fetterman over Republican Dr Mehmet Oz for the Pennsylvania Senate. Despite Winfrey’s political affiliation as a Democrat, it is noteworthy that Oz initially gained notoriety as a health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Program” before he launched his talk show in 2009, which was produced by her firm Harpo. He cancelled his show in January.

During a virtual meeting with local officials, Winfrey stated, “I’ll tell you all this, if I lived in Pennsylvania, I would have already cast my ballot for John Fetterman for many reasons.” “Oprah is widely acknowledged as the person who helped start Dr Oz’s career and knew him well,” the Fetterman campaign stated of Winfrey’s endorsement of the Democrat over Oz.

I’m grateful for Oprah’s support and trust on the issues that matter to people across the country and in Pennsylvania as we close out this campaign, said Fetterman, who called her endorsement an “honour and privilege.” She is a “leader on many issues, fighting for our democracy, passing common-sense gun reform, and ensuring racial justice.

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After the primaries, Winfrey had previously refrained from endorsing the candidate, stating Pennsylvanians should make that decision. Since then, the polls have become more competitive, and Fetterman’s lead has decreased.

She added, “That race is not the only one that matters. “If I were in North Carolina, as you mentioned, Sister [Cheri] Beasley there, and if I were in Florida, as you mentioned, I’d be supporting Val Demings; if I were in Wisconsin, Mandela Barnes; in Nevada, [Catherine] Cortez Masto; and in Texas, Beto O’Rourke and Raphael Warnock; and of course, in Georgia, the incredible Stacey Abrams.”

Use your judgement and make a sensible decision for our nation’s democracy. She said, “There are obvious choices out there. The values we hold dear, the values of inclusiveness, the values of compassion, and that so many of us share.”