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Kelly Loeffler is Leaving the Campaign Trail After Exposure to COVID

When Joe Biden takes office in January of 2021, he will have a Democratic congress behind him. Whether or not he has a Democratic senate, though, is yet to be decided. That will be determined during an early January runoff in the state of Georgia.

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Republican Kelly Loeffler is locked in a tight battle against Raphael Warnock. And with such a close race, she needs to be out in front of people as much as possible. But the GOP incumbent will now be taking a few weeks off after being exposed to someone with COVID-19.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on Saturday night, “U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s campaign said Saturday she is self-isolating after she tested positive for the coronavirus and later received an inconclusive result.”

Greg Bluestein also noted, “Loeffler’s spokesman Stephen Lawson said she took two COVID tests on Friday morning. He said her rapid test results were negative and that she was cleared to attend a pair of events with Vice President Mike Pence. He said she was informed later Friday that a PCR test came back positive and she was retested Saturday morning and the results were inconclusive.”

The paper added that the senator frequently attends events where her supporters aren’t following COVID protocols. “Though Loeffler regularly wears masks, her campaign events have often drawn large crowds where few are wearing masks and socially distancing is impossible. The campaign has notified [Tom] Cotton, [Mike] Pence, [David] Perdue and other officials and staffers she came in contact with about her test results.”

The runoff elections are set to take place on January 6th.

 

 

 



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