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Dem super PAC head: 'Some listening' needed in Ga. before investing

The head of the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC that’s positioning itself at the center of the Donald Trump opposition efforts suggested big-money Democratic groups such as his are taking a wait-and-see approach before making any big investments in Georgia.

Here’s what Guy Cecil, head of Priorities USA, said on Twitter when asked about the millions of dollars some Democrats such as Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed say is needed to flip Georgia blue:

Georgia Democrats are licking their wounds after a disappointing election that saw their candidates for president and U.S. Senate muster only 46 percent and 41 percent of the vote, respectively.

The Clinton campaign made only a modest investment in Georgia ahead of the election. Cecil's group sunk seven-figures into advertisements on television and African-American-oriented radio stations in the Peach State in the weeks ahead of the election.

Read more: Georgia Democrats struggle for a path forward after election

Insiders' note: this item was ripped and expanded from today's Morning Jolt

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly tied House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams' minority voter registration effort with Democratic Party-led initiatives to get out the vote. Your Insider regrets the error. 

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Tamar Hallerman is The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Washington correspondent, covering Congress, federal agencies and other government activities that impact Georgia.