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In trans people, GOP candidates find latest 'wedge issue'


February 25, 2022

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz leans in to ask a little girl, "Do you remember when your parents thought you were a boy?"

The question was but a few seconds of a full 2010 episode of "The Dr. Oz Show" that focused on the experience of raising transgender children. But the clip now appears in an attack ad aired by a super PAC supporting one of his Republican primary opponents in the crowded and high-stakes race for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania.

Another campaign ad, from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Vicky Hartzler in Missouri, targets transgender people in sports and has her referrin...

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