Live Updates: David Peru’s Quarantine Days Before Georgia’s Runoffs

Georgia’s U.S. Sen. They will be separated after learning that David Perdue is in contact with a coronavirus testing positive.

According to campaign officials, Perdue, 71, learned of his potential exposure on Thursday morning. Quarantine will force Republicans to leave the trail of the campaign with days until Georgia’s crucially weak votes.

“Both Senator Perdu and his wife have undergone a negative test today, but following their doctor’s recommendations and following the CDC’s guidelines, they will be separated,” the Purdu campaign said in a statement. “The senator and his wife have been routinely tested during the campaign, and the team will continue to follow the CDC guidelines. More information will be provided when available.”

Perdue will face Democrat John Osof in the Jan. 5 runout. Fellow Republican Sen. Kelly Loffler, Rev. in the second contest. Raphael will face Warnock. The results of both races will determine Senate control in the next Congress.

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