LIVE UPDATES: Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler assessments optimistic for coronavirus amid runoff marketing campaign
U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler shall be quarantining after testing optimistic, damaging and getting inconclusive leads to three separate assessments for COVID-19, the Georgia Republican’s marketing campaign stated Saturday.
- Georgia will maintain 2 Senate runoffs on Jan. 5 as a result of no candidates acquired the required majority of votes within the Nov. three election
- The runoffs will determine which celebration controls the Senate
Loeffler initially examined damaging Friday morning with a rapid-results check earlier than two marketing campaign occasions she held with Vice President Mike Pence.
She additionally took a PCR check Friday, which got here again optimistic later within the day, marketing campaign spokesman Stephen Lawson stated, and a 3rd check Saturday was inconclusive.
“Senator Loeffler adopted CDC pointers by notifying these with whom she had sustained direct contact whereas she awaits additional check outcomes,” her marketing campaign stated. “She has no signs and she is going to proceed to comply with CDC pointers by quarantining till retesting is conclusive and an replace shall be offered at the moment.”
Loeffler is dealing with a runoff problem from Democrat Raphael Warnock on Jan. 5, whereas her Senate colleague David Perdue, additionally from Georgia, faces Democrat Jon Ossoff on the identical day. The 2 Georgia elections will assist decide management of the Senate within the subsequent Congress.
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