Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of the syndicated “The Dr. Oz Show,” announced his run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania back in November 2021. The race is considered one of the most competitive in the country, and he is running as a Republican for the seat being vacated by retiring Senator Pat Toomey.
Now, Dr. Oz has turned to U.S. law firm Jones Day for legal consultation. Their December fees reached more than $54,000, while his campaign spent $4.8 million in the fourth quarter.
Jones Day has long played a role in Republican party politics. Its political and election law attorneys work on various matters, such as campaign finance rules compliance, ethics provisions, and advertising. Jones Day was the go-to law firm for Donald Trump’s campaign during his successful 2016 presidential bid. Then, Jones Day partner Donald McGahn served as the top White House counsel under President Trump.
When it comes to the race for the Pennsylvania seat, which could determine control of Congress in the midterm elections later this year, Trump has not declared any support yet. But it looks like Dr. Oz, despite his cash-flush campaign, could use all the help he can get, whether from Trump or Jones Day, as he underperformed in two straw polls in late January, finishing third among candidates in one and fourth in the other.