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Cory Gardner, John Hickenlooper both test negative for COVID-19 ahead of debate

Incumbent Republican Senator Cory Gardner and his Democratic challenger John Hickenlooper have tested negative for COVID-19.

DENVER — Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) said he has tested negative for COVID-19. He had met with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on the same day as Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who tested positive for the virus.  

Gardner is slated to debate former Colorado governor and Democratic senate challenger John Hickenlooper in Pueblo at 7 p.m. on Friday at Pueblo Community College. 

Hickenlooper tweeted that he was also getting tested for COVID-19, and has since received a negative result. 

This comes the day after President Donald Trump announced he and his wife had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and would go into quarantine.

> Watch the video above for an interview with 9Health Medical Expert Dr. Payal Kohli regarding Trump's diagnosis. 

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Multiple other prominent politicians – including Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden – have subsequently been tested for the virus. Biden and his wife – as well as Vice President Mike Pence – have tested negative.

Biden spent 90 minutes on a debate stage with Trump on Tuesday. 

Trump and his wife Melania are both experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19, a virus that has killed more than 200,000 Americans.

Gardner and Hickenlooper are slated to debate on 9NEWS at 6 p.m. on Oct. 13. 

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