Dr. Oz's Fortunes Boosted by Koch Investment - 2022-04-19
After making a pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago in March, Mehmet Oz won the surprise endorsement of former President Donald Trump this month in the Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary. In announcing his decision, Trump stressed Oz's electability (and that Oz told Trump he was in "extraordinary health"), saying "This is all about winning elections in order to stop the Radical Left maniacs from destroying our Country."
But the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has learned that Oz's political fortunes have also been boosted in part by Charles Koch's big investment last year in a company Oz co-founded, Sharecare, a digital health platform.
Of the over $13.4 million Dr. Oz, as he is familiarly known, has raised for his primary run, more than $11 million comes from money he has loaned to the campaign.