ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler is quarantining after receiving blended outcomes from latest coronavirus exams, a day after she campaigned with Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. David Perdue within the state’s hotly contested twin Senate races.
The Georgia Republican took two fast COVID exams on Friday morning that got here again damaging, a spokesperson for her marketing campaign stated in an announcement Saturday evening.
She obtained one other take a look at Friday night and the outcomes got here again constructive, the assertion stated. Loeffler examined once more Saturday morning and the outcomes have been inconclusive.
Her marketing campaign says she doesn’t 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 latest weeks with crowds packed into shut quarters and plenty of viewers members not sporting masks.
Loeffler is going through Democrat Raphael Warnock in a Jan. 5 runoff election — one in all two races that may decide which celebration has management of the Senate.
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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., places on a face masks as she walks with Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., proper, at UPS Hapeville Airport Hub, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photograph/Evan Vucci)
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., stands with Georgia Republican candidate for Senate Kelly Loeffler, proper, and Bonnie Perdue, spouse of Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., after a marketing campaign rally Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photograph/John Bazemore)
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., speaks to supporters on election evening, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. Loeffler will face Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock in a runoff. (AP Photograph/Tami Chappell)
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Sen. Kelly Loeffler gestures to supporters after talking at a marketing campaign rally Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photograph/John Bazemore)
US Senator Kelly Loeffler, Republican of Georgia, arrives for the weekly Republican Senate coverage luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, Could 19, 2020. (Photograph by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photograph by SAUL LOEB/AFP by way of Getty Photos)
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 14: U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) takes an elevator after a vote on the U.S. Capitol Could 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Senate is scheduled to vote on passage of H.R.6172, the USA Freedom Reauthorization Act (FISA) in the present day. (Photograph by Alex Wong/Getty Photos)
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 12: U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) questions the witnesses, who have been showing remotely, in the course of the Senate Committee for Well being, Training, Labor, and Pensions listening to on COVID-19 Could 12, 2020 in Washington, D.C. The committee will hear testimony from members of the White Home Coronavirus Activity Power on how one can safely open the nation and get America again to work and college. (Photograph by Toni L. Sandys-Pool/Getty Photos)
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) participates in the course of the Senate Committee for Well being, Training, Labor, and Pensions listening to to look at COVID-19 and Safely Getting Again to Work and Again to Faculty on Could 12, 2020 in Washington,DC. (Photograph by Win McNamee / POOL / AFP) (Photograph by WIN MCNAMEE/POOL/AFP by way of Getty Photos)
UNITED STATES – MAY 5: Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., leaves the Senate Republican Coverage luncheon in Hart Constructing on Tuesday, Could 5, 2020. (Photograph By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Name, Inc by way of Getty Photos)
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., waits to talk throughout a tv interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AP Photograph/Susan Walsh)
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, RT-Ga., speaks throughout a re-election marketing campaign rally Monday, March 9, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photograph/John Bazemore)
The opposite race will characteristic Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff. Having received 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 a bit of 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 capability to marketing campaign. Warnock tweeted Saturday evening that he was praying that her take a look at outcomes come again damaging.
Two workers members for Loeffler examined constructive for COVID-19 final month. On the time, a subsequent take a look at for Loeffler got here again damaging, in response to an announcement from her workplace.
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