Loser Mehmet Oz Is Fundraising Off The Herschel Walker Race
Money money money!Credit: Elyse Horvath
November 17, 2022

Mehmet Oz’s streak of consistently being out of touch is, well, untouchable. The failed politician, whose only tie to Pennsylvania is the fact the whole state rallied against him, is looking to recoup his campaign losses in a last-ditch effort to support Herschel Walker. The man who really shouldn’t have the honorific “doctor” attached to his name (what with that Senate inquiry that one time) sent an email to supporters on Tuesday thanking them and giving one more ask for help.

“We still have an opportunity to create a better and brighter future for our nation, and right now, it boils down to Georgia. Herschel Walker is officially in a runoff, and he needs our help,” the email reads. After raising more than $3 million in the first day of his runoff campaign, does Walker really need any assistance? Probably not. But Oz sank more than $25 million into his own campaign and probably misses that cash, which is why his email begging recipients to boost Walker’s campaign reserves splits those donations between the Walker campaign and Oz himself.

As you can see by the tweet from a parody account of the beloved Wegner’s Grocery Store, Pennsylvanians are still finding time to dunk on Oz. He sure does make it easy.

Oz isn’t the only Republican trying to get rich off of Walker’s runoff: Former President Donald Trump, who trapped supporters in a 2024 presidential campaign announcement speech Tuesday night that lasted about an hour, also wants a piece of Walker’s campaign donations.

The grift is such a problem that even Walker has taken notice, with his own campaign manager begging fellow Republicans to “cut it out” with the donation-splitting that, in some cases, has sent 90% of funds away from Walker. It seems like the only thing Walker is winning is another chance for the GOP to enrich itself.

Georgia’s runoff election is Tuesday, Dec. 6. There’s still plenty of time to get out the vote for an actual politician with a proven record, the incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock.

Republished with permission from Daily Kos.

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