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Oz faces residency questions as he begins his U.S. Senate campaign. The law appears to be on his side

One political observer says residency might still become a problem for him on the campaign trail.

By Sam Dunklau

Dr. Oz, now a Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate, wants to ‘reignite our divine spark’

In early 2020, Oz and his wife, Lisa Lemole Oz, both registered to vote as Republicans in Pennsylvania.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Celebrity surgeon Dr. Oz running for Senate in Pennsylvania

Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV’s “Dr. Oz Show,” says he is running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican. In a video message on social media, Oz, casts himself as a sort of champion for people’s health, who “took on the medical establishment” and is prepared to fight a government that mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

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GOP field in Pennsylvania’s Senate race heads for reshuffle

The high-stakes campaign to replace retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in the battleground state could determine control of the Senate in next year’s election.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Updated: November 23, 2021 | 5:00 am

Trump-backed GOP U.S. candidate in Pa., Sean Parnell, loses custody battle, suspends campaign

The judge wrote that Laurie Snell, estranged wife of Sean Parnell, was “the more credible witness.”

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

The Pa. House could vote on broad election law changes as soon as next month

House Republicans have hoped to enact the measure that would touch everything from voter ID to deadlines for nearly a year.

By Sam Dunklau

GOP U.S. Senate candidate in Pa. denies estranged wife’s allegations

Monday was the first opportunity for Parnell to testify and for his lawyers to cross examine Laurie Snell after she testified she had endured years of rage and abuse.

By The Associated Press

Some Democrats may face tough slog in 2022 governor’s races

Democratic incumbents will be playing defense in much-watched Michigan and Wisconsin, and trying to hold an open seat in Pennsylvania.

By The Associated Press

If Pa. Sen. Mastriano wants to be governor, he may have to moderate

A state GOP committee member says the party is not only looking for someone who can turn out the base, but who can win in key corners.

By Sam Dunklau

Updated: November 2, 2021 | 5:00 am

Senate candidate’s wife testifies about abuse, being choked

Laurie Parnell’s testimony came during divorce and custody proceedings in Butler County court over the custody of their three children, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

By The Associated Press