- Dr. Oz has announced his bid for the U.S. Senate Pennsylvania position.
- Bovada favors Dr. Oz (+185) to win the election, coming just ahead of John Fetterman (+235).
- There are concerns over Oz’s duel Citizenship with Turkey causing conflicts.
HARRISBURG, Pa. – With the 2022 U.S. Pennsylvania Senate Election less than a year away, odds are coming in on who could win the race.
Dr. Oz Favored To Win
Mehmet Cengiz Öz, more commonly known by his celebrity persona “Dr. Oz,” is currently being favored by online sportsbook Bovada.
Those confident in Oz’s victory can take advantage of (+185) odds on Oz at legal sports betting sites, where $1 will get you $1.85.
Who Will Win The U.S. Senate Election In Pennsylvania In 2022?
- Mehmet “Dr.” Oz +185
- John Fetterman +235
- Conor Lamb +450
- Jeff Bartos +550
- David McCormick +650
- Carla Sands +1600
- Malcolm Kenyatta +6000
- Sean Parnell +8500
Following not far behind Oz is John Fetterman, the current Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. Fetterman was favored in previous polls, but Oz entering the playing field could change that.
Oz Announces Bid To Run
On November 30, Oz announced his bid for the U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania, but there were some concerns regarding loyalties due to his dual citizenship with Turkey.
“I had the privilege, as the son of immigrant parents, to grow up American while staying deeply in touch with my Turkish roots,” Oz said. “I have a great deal of family back in Turkey, I lived there for a period as a boy, and I served in the Turkish military, which is compulsory for dual citizenship.”
Although there are no legal barriers that would prevent Oz from running for Senate in Pennsylvania due to his dual citizenship, political consultant Steve Schmidt tweeted concerns over the issue.
Though he was reportedly not referring to potential legal hurdles, but his loyalties.
The political betting odds on this election, and others (such as the 2024 presidential election) are subject to change as more polls come out, and the elections near.
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