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Sen. David Perdue quarantines after Covid contact, before Georgia runoff with Ossoff


#Senator #David #Perdue (R-GA) speaks during a campaign event as he runs for reelection at the #Olde #Blind #Dog #Irish #Pub, in #Milton, #Georgia, #December 21, 2020.

#Al #Drago | #Reuters

#Sen. #David #Perdue of #Georgia is quarantining after contact with someone who tested positive for #Covid-19, his campaign said #Thursday, less than a week before the #Republican’s runoff election against #Jon #Ossoff.

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#Perdue, 71, tested negative for the coronavirus, his campaign said.

#His runoff against #Ossoff is one of two runoffs in #Georgia that will determine whether #Republicans or #Democrats have majority control over the U.S. #Senate in 2021.

#In the other race, incumbent #Sen. #Kelly #Loeffler, #Perdue’s fellow #Republican, faces #Democrat #Rev. #Raphael #Warnock.

“#This morning, #Senator #Perdue was notified that he came into close contact with someone on the campaign who tested positive for COVID-19,” #Perdue’s campaign said in a statement.

“#Both #Senator #Perdue and his wife tested negative today, but following his doctor’s recommendations and in accordance with CDC guidelines, they will quarantine. The #Senator and his wife have been tested regularly throughout the campaign, and the team will continue to follow CDC guidelines. #Further information will be provided when available.”

#Perdue had been scheduled to appear with #Loeffler at a #New #Year’s #Eve campaign rally and concert in #Gainesville on #Thursday afternoon.

#In the final days before #Tuesday’s runoffs, #Republicans have been ramping up get-out-the-vote efforts as data show #Democrats have had an advantage in early voting turnout.

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#President #Donald #Trump is scheduled to campaign in #Georgia for #Perdue and #Loeffler on #Monday.

#This is breaking news. #Please check back for updates.



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