U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler is quarantining after receiving blended outcomes from current coronavirus exams, a day after she campaigned with Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Senator David Perdue within the state’s hotly contested twin Senate races.
The Georgia Republican took two speedy COVID exams on Friday morning that got here again destructive, a spokesperson for her marketing campaign stated in a press release Saturday evening.
She acquired one other take a look at Friday night and the outcomes got here again optimistic, the assertion stated. Loeffler examined once more Saturday morning and the outcomes have been inconclusive.
Her marketing campaign says she would not have signs. Loeffler is following CDC tips and informing these with whom she was in direct contact, the assertion stated.
Loeffler appeared at a marketing campaign occasion with Pence and Perdue in Georgia on Friday. She has held a number of rallies in current weeks with crowds packed into shut quarters and lots of viewers members not sporting masks.
Loeffler is going through Democrat Raphael Warnock in a January 5 runoff election — considered one of two races that can decide which celebration has management of the Senate.
The opposite race will characteristic Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff. Having gained 50 Senate seats within the new Congress, Republicans want yet another for management. A Democratic sweep of the Georgia runoffs would yield a 50-50 Senate, giving Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the tie-breaking vote to tilt the chamber to Democrats.
With somewhat over a month till the runoff election and all of the candidates intensely campaigning, it wasn’t instantly clear what influence the exams would have on Loeffler’s skill to marketing campaign. Warnock tweeted Saturday evening that he was praying that her take a look at outcomes come again destructive.
Two employees members for Loeffler examined optimistic for COVID-19 final month. On the time, a subsequent take a look at for Loeffler got here again destructive, in line with a press release from her workplace.