Sen. Loeffler quarantining after combined COVID-19 take a look at outcomes


ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler is quarantining after receiving combined outcomes from latest coronavirus assessments, 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 assessments on Friday morning that got here again adverse, a spokesperson for her marketing campaign mentioned in a press release Saturday night time.She obtained one other take a look at Friday night and the outcomes got here again optimistic, the assertion mentioned. 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 mentioned.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 can decide which occasion has management of the Senate.The different 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 slightly over a month till the runoff election and all of the candidates intensely campaigning, it wasn’t instantly clear what influence the assessments would have on Loeffler’s capacity to marketing campaign. Warnock tweeted Saturday night time that he was praying that her take a look at outcomes come again adverse.Two workers members for Loeffler examined optimistic for COVID-19 final month. At the time, a subsequent take a look at for Loeffler got here again adverse, in line with a press release from her workplace.