Dec 31, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Sen. Perdue to quarantine just days before Georgia runoff

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Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) tweeted on Thursday that he will quarantine after coming in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Why it matters: Perdue, who says he tested negative for the coronavirus on Thursday, faces a runoff election next week against Democrat Jon Ossoff. Perdue did not specify how long he will stay in quarantine.

The big picture: GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler (Ga.) is also in a runoff against Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock.

  • The Jan. 5 runoffs in Georgia will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.
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