Gubernatorial candidate David Perdue tests positive for COVID
Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate David Perdue tested positive for COVID-19 Monday. A campaign spokesman said that the former senator recorded a positive result during routine COVID-19 testing.
Perdue is vaccinated and boosted against the virus. He did not have a fever and wasn't experiencing any symptoms as of Monday evening.
Perdue had spoken earlier at the Faith and Freedom Luncheon in downtown Atlanta, where most attendees were unmasked. The organizers of the event were notified of his positive test. He plans to campaign virtually while isolating.
Perdue is challenging Governor Brian Kemp and others for the 2022 Republican nomination for governor. Former President Donald Trump urged Purdue to run, targeting Kemp for not overturning Georgia’s election.