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With 1 candidate in self-isolation, the Georgia GOP watch party is a low-key affair

It’s a big night for Georgia politics, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, there’s not much in-person celebrating.

Democrats Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock are not attending any events, and it’s unclear if they will make any virtual speeches. The Republicans are holding a watch party at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead, with Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Greg Bluestein tweeting that there are about “100 operatives” walking around, with just some wearing masks.

The GOP elected officials and major donors in attendance are at “more exclusive gatherings far from our prying eyes,” Bluestein said. Gov. Brian Kemp (R) did speak, but it’s unclear if Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) will address the crowd. She is at the Grand Hyatt, holed up in an upstairs room. David Perdue, the Republican senator whose term ended over the weekend, is at home in self-isolation, due to exposure to a staffer who has COVID-19.

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