Sen. Kelly Loeffler Campaign Staffer Dies in Car Crash: Pence

Sen. Kelly Loeffler Campaign Staffer Dies in Car Crash: Pence
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) speaks to the crowd during a rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agriculture Center in Perry, Ga., on Nov. 19, 2020. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images
Jack Phillips

A campaign staffer for Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) died in a car crash on Friday, according to Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence said at an event in Savannah that the staffer, Harrison Deal, died in a car accident, which is why Loeffler wasn’t there.

Loeffler later issued a statement about Deal’s death.

“It is with an extremely heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Harrison Deal. My heart aches for his family, and Jeff and I will continue to surround them in love and prayer in the days ahead,” Loeffler stated. “Harrison was a beloved member of our campaign team. More importantly, Harrison was a smart, bright, loving, loyal and outstanding young man.”

She added: “Harrison embodied the very best of this campaign—and the very best of our state. We will forever cherish and honor Harrison’s memory, and I ask every Georgian to join us in praying for his family during this difficult time.”

Loeffler faces a Jan. 5 runoff election against Raphael Warnock. She earlier joined Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Pence at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta.

At the event, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) asked the crowd to pray after the announcement about Deal’s death was made. “I pray for the family of the one that had been lost. I pray that you bring comfort and peace and understanding,” he said, reported Breitbart.

According to a Linkedin page, Deal worked as a Loeffler campaign staffer and was an attendee at the University of Georgia.

Other details about the crash were not provided.

Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X:
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