Oprah Winfrey backs Dr Oz rival John Fetterman in Pennsylvania US Senate race

Oprah Winfrey backs Dr Oz rival John Fetterman in Pennsylvania US Senate race

Oprah Winfrey has thrown her support behind Democrat John Fetterman.

Fetterman is running against Republican Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania.

Winfrey spoke up at the OWN Your Vote initiative to encourage Black women to participate in elections.

The endorsement is a notable shift for Winfrey.

She is a longtime friend of Oz who helped vault him to national fame, initially as a guest doctor on her talk show.

She first welcomed Oz onto her daytime show in 2004, she referred to him as ‘America’s doctor’.

She was responsible for launching his ‘Dr Oz Show’ in 2009 under her Harpo Productions banner, making Oz a household name.

Oz has said he asked Winfrey to “stay out” of the race and not to support him as he didn’t want her to get hurt by what his party stands for.

Oprah Winfrey is the richest self-made Black woman in America with a net worth of $2.5 billion in 2022.

While John Fetterman has a net worth of  $800,000 Mehmet Oz has a net worth of $200 million in 2022.