Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and the First Lady were due to join former U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley and U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a rally at the Walton County Historic Courthouse at noon Friday. However, the governor and his wife were not there. His press secretary announced in a tweet that they were exposed to an individual who has received a positive test for COVID-19.
“Upon notification, the Governor and the First Lady received a COVID-19 test,” Kemp’s press secretary Cody Hall announced in the tweet. “Per DPH guidance, both the Governor and the First Lady are currently quarantining.”
The results were released later Friday with both testing negative. They are, however, still quarantining.
A crowd did, however, turn out at the Historic Walton County Courthouse in Monroe to hear Loeffler and Haley speak. The former U.S. Ambassador and South Carolina governor is on a tour with Loeffler in support of her re-election bid to hold onto her senate seat.
After being appointed by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to fill the seat vacated by former Sen. Johnny Isakson when he retired at the end of last year Loeffler is now in a tight race to hold onto that seat for a full 6-year term. She is facing tough competition from fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Collins and Atlanta Democrat the Rev. Raphael Warnock who is currently leading in a very full all-comers race. The top two vote-getters will face off in a run-off election as nobody is expected to get the 50 % plus one required for an outright win.