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Dr. Oz’s Senate campaign is an even bigger trainwreck than we were expecting

TV personality/GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Dr. Mehmet Oz appears to be doing the impossible. He’s running a political campaign even worse than the one Caitlyn Jenner ran last year when she barely got 1% of the vote in her bid to unseat California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Since announcing his candidacy back in November, Oz, who lives in New Jersey but is running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, has been making appearances at local diners and farm shows, where he’s been posing for lots of maskless photo opps with likely Republican voters.

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The other day, he posted a video of himself to Twitter checking a man’s blood pressure at the Pennsylvania Farm Show along with the caption, “I’m doing blood pressure checks at the PA Farm Show. It’s important to hear the issues driving up your blood pressure.”

It didn’t take long for people to notice that Oz, who is supposed to be a cardiologist, was taking the man’s blood pressure all wrong.

Not only was the cuff upside down, but it was placed over the man’s flannel shirt, the man didn’t have his feet flat on the ground, and neither of them were wearing masks while they chatted throughout the entire reading.

Several doctors and nurses weighed in to correct Oz on his bad technique…

The video was posted shortly after Oz and his wife, Lisa, cursed out a reporter without realizing she was still on the phone.

Lisa Oz failed to hang up on reporter Olivia Nuzzi, who was covering Oz’s campaign for New York Magazine, and instead connected the phone to her car speaker, where she and her husband proceeded to call Nuzzi a “liar” and a “f*cking girl reporter”.

A December poll conducted by the Trafalgar Group asked over 1,000 Republicans in Pennsylvania who they’d vote for it they could do so tomorrow. Oz led the field, taking 18.8% of the vote, a full ten points ahead of the next GOP candidate.

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The numbers are a lot less impressive, however, when you factor in that the vast, vast, vast majority of respondents (50.8%) said they hadn’t yet made up their minds, and another 10.8% said they would pick “another candidate” not listed.

Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.