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Loeffler isolating after possible COVID-19 infection

Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerLoeffler meets with McConnell amid speculation of another Senate run Herschel Walker skips Georgia's GOP convention Georgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock MORE (R-Ga.) is self isolating after a possible COVID-19 infection, her campaign said Saturday night.

Stephen Lawson, a spokesperson for her campaign, said in a statement that Loeffler took two tests Friday morning, including a rapid test that was negative, and she was cleared to attend two campaign events with Vice President Pence. 

After her events, she was told that a polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) came back positive, the spokesman said. The senator was retested on Saturday and the results were "inconclusive," Lawson said.

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“Senator Loeffler followed CDC guidelines by notifying those with whom she had sustained direct contact while she awaits further test results,” Lawson said. “She has no symptoms and she will continue to follow CDC guidelines by quarantining until retesting is conclusive and an update will be provided at that time.”

Loeffler is facing reelection against Democratic challenger Rev. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockDemocrats seek new ways to expand Medicaid in holdout states Democrats facing tough reelections back bipartisan infrastructure deal Democrats scramble to unify before election bill brawl MORE in a runoff on Jan. 5. The race is one of two that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

Recently, she’s held joint events with Sen. David PerdueDavid PerdueLoeffler meets with McConnell amid speculation of another Senate run Georgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock Georgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' MORE (R-Ga.), who is facing his own critical runoff against Jon Ossoff (D), and campaigned with Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonJon Stewart shows late-night conformity cabal how political comedy is done The Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? Court fines baker 0 for refusing to make gender transition cake MORE (R-Ark.). Her campaign events have drawn large crowds where not many people wear masks and socially distance, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

Loeffler's possible coronavirus infection comes after GOP Sens. Rick Scott (Fla.) and Chuck GrassleyChuck Grassley 64 percent of Iowans say 'time for someone else' to hold Grassley's Senate seat: poll Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision On The Money: Yellen, Powell brush off inflation fears | Fed keeps rates steady, upgrades growth projections MORE (Iowa) both revealed this week that they tested positive for COVID-19. Others who have previously tested positive include Sens. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' Jon Stewart shows late-night conformity cabal how political comedy is done Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting MORE (R-Wis.), Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeSenate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior Big Tech critic Lina Khan named chair of the FTC GOP senators press Justice Department to compare protest arrests to Capitol riot MORE (R-Utah), Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Centrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle Lawmakers rally around cyber legislation following string of attacks MORE (R-N.C.), Bill CassidyBill CassidyPortman: Republicans are 'absolutely' committed to bipartisan infrastructure bill Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Centrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle MORE (R-La.) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulFauci says he puts 'very little weight in the craziness of condemning me' Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior Rand Paul does not support a national minimum wage increase — and it's important to understand why MORE (R-Ky.).

Late last month, Loeffler tested negative for the virus after two of her staffers tested positive. 

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A spokesperson for Pence told The Hill that the vice president "is in regular consultation with the White House Medical Unit and will be following [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines as he has in other circumstances when he has been a close contact.”

Pence continued to campaign ahead of the November election even though top aide Marc Short tested positive for COVID-19 since the vice president was deemed an “essential worker.”

--Morgan Chalfant contributed to this report, which was updated on Nov. 22 at 8:49 a.m.