Democrat John Fetterman created the petition to “honor Dr. Oz’s deep roots in New Jersey.”
Dr. Oz’s ties to Pennsylvania have been questioned by critics who are unsure if he lives there.
Oz is running as a Republican against Fetterman to represent Pennsylvania in the Senate.
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman has launched a petition to support Dr. Mehmet Oz’s induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, as the two compete to represent the state of Pennsylvania in the United States Senate.
Oz’s ties to Pennsylvania, where he is running for Senate as a Republican, have been disputed repeatedly by reviewers who aren’t sure if he actually lives there. In January 2020, Oz’s wife toured her New Jersey mansion to Peoplewhich reported that the couple had lived there for two decades.
According to Oz Campaignhe and his wife currently live in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.
Earlier this month, Fetterman, Oz’s Democratic opponent, accused the celebrity doctor of filming a campaign video from his home in New Jersey. Fetterman also recruited Jersey Shore alumna Nicole LaValle, better known as Snooki, to interrupt a speaker Oz on his connection to the state in a Cameo video.
Oz has reciprocated some of the annoyance, even posting a “Little Miss” meme on Twitter that said Fetterman “never leaves the basement.”
It’s unclear how many people signed Fetterman’s petition, but according to the site, it was created to “honor Dr. Oz’s deep roots in New Jersey.”
“We all know that Dr. Oz is soooo proud to be Jersey Strong,” the site says.
According to the US Constitution, a senator must be a resident of the state for which they were elected to represent at the time of their election.
Oz was endorsed by former President Donald Trump. The Republican nominee and Fetterman will face off in November to determine who will replace outgoing Republican Sen. Pat Toomey.
The Fetterman and Oz campaigns did not immediately respond to Insider requests for comment.
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