"Individually, individuals who realize Oz best are openly opposing him and clarifying that he shouldn't serve in the US Senate," he wrote in an official statement.

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Winfrey, a high-profile liberal with star power, lobbied for Barack Obama in 2007 in front of the Popularity based primaries,

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 voiced help for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and effectively upheld President Joe Biden in 2020.

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Winfrey likewise visited Georgia in 2018 to lobby for Leftist Stacey Abrams in her past bid for Georgia lead representative, and is again showing her help for Abrams in her rematch with occupant Conservative Brian Kemp.

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Those up-and-comers have relied on Winfrey's wide based advance. Previous president Donald Trump even told CNN anchor person Larry Lord in 1999 that Winfrey would be his top pick for running mate.

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"I love Oprah. Oprah would always be my first choice," Trump said. "If she'd do it, she'd be fantastic. She's popular. She's brilliant. She's a wonderful woman."

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"Oprah knows Dr. Oz very well and decided to support us 'for many reasons,'" Fetterman wrote on Twitter Friday. "The best November surprise."

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At Thursday's event Winfrey also voiced her support for other Democratic candidates in key Senate and governor races at the virtual event, including North Carolina's Cheri Beasley, Florida's Val Demings,

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The election was the most expensive for a U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania, surpassing $300 million. Money from national groups poured in, and Oz spent more than $25 million of his own fortune on the race.

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He tried to turn his recovery into a strength, accusing Oz of trying to capitalize on his disability and saying it had made him more empathetic toward people with medical problems.

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