Perdue quarantines after exposure to COVID-19 in final days of tight runoff race

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — U.S. Sen. David Perdue said Thursday he was forced to quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus, scrambling the final days of a runoff campaign for control of the U.S. Senate. In a statement, the Republican’s campaign said he and his wife, Bonnie, tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday morning and are isolating as a precaution after learning they had been in close contact with an unidentified member of his staff who contracted the disease. It meant that Perdue had to sit out a joint campaign event scheduled Thursday with fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler,…

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