“Hello Dr. Oz, welcome to your home in New Jersey!”
Here’s the message you might see if you’re on the Jersey Shore this weekend, and it’s part of the latest series of announcements from Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Fetterman, a Democrat who is the deputy governor of Pennsylvania, is running against famed physician Dr. Mehmet Oz, a Republican who has lived in New Jersey for more than 30 years.
The report says the Fetterman campaign will publish an advertising banner directed at geese from a plane flying over the beach from Cape May to Brigantine. Hope is drawing attention from a Pennsylvania vacation.
While Oz lived for a long time in Cliffside Park with his wife Lisa, he announced in 2021 that he would run for a seat in the US Senate in Pennsylvania, notorious for being a “battleground” state in elections.
Oz said he moved to Bryn Athyn in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that he registered to vote when he was living at his parents’ house there in 2020 and later bought a house in the city.
During the campaign, Fetterman, 52, who grew up in York, Pennsylvania, captured the apparent disconnect between Oz’s residence history and his political ambitions in Keystone State. Oz was recently charged with Filming a campaign video at his home in Cliffside Park.
“Pro tip: Don’t shoot an ad for your PA Senate campaign from your NJ mansion,” Fetterman tweeted, comparing the video’s background to a 2020 photo from People magazine at his Jersey home.
Daytime Emmy Award winner hosted “The Dr. Oz Show” from 2009 to January 2022.
Oz, 62, of Cleveland, Ohio who grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, has long launched a six-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion above the Palisades in his Cliffside Park home. The cardiac surgeon, a former professor at Columbia University, gained widespread fame as a medical expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Oz studied for his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and received his MBA from the college’s Wharton School the same year he graduated from medical school in 1986.
Fetterman’s campaign is also set to run television ads in Pennsylvania showing Oz’s mansion in Cliffside Park and a video of him kissing his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame called Oz “Doc Hollywood,” Post-Gazette reports.
“Save your money,” Fettermann says to Oz in the ad. “Pennsylvania is not for sale.”
Fetterman’s current pinned tweet contains a campaign video that contains People magazine’s footage of Oz at his Cliffside Park home and notes other residences in Florida, Maine, Turkey and New York.
“As a general rule, famous TV Doctors with assets of over $100M + several properties not in the PA don’t usually struggle for working people,” Fetterman said in a tweet.
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