Sen. Kelly Loeffler has tested positive for the coronavirus

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  • November 22, 2020
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Sen. Kelly Loeffler speaks with supporters at an October campaign event in Buford, Georgia. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Loeffler, running to keep her seat in a competitive special election, plans to quarantine.

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) has tested positive for the coronavirus amid her campaign to retain her Senate seat in a special election against Democratic candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock.

Loeffler reportedly tested positive Friday; according to her campaign, she received an additional inconclusive test result Saturday, and is asymptomatic. She is currently quarantining. If she follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, she will need to refrain from interacting with others — including holding in-person campaign events — for at least 9 more days, a significant setback given Georgia’s special election is fast approaching, on January 5.

The senator campaigned in-person Friday ahead of her test, having reportedly

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