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Hillary Clinton airs first round of TV ads in Georgia primary

Hillary Clinton's campaign aired what appears to be the first locally-placed ads of any presidential candidate in Georgia on Thursday with a pair of spots in the Macon market.

The 30-second spots, which highlight the Democrat's work on healthcare and criminal justice initiatives, are the first of what the campaign calls a six-figure ad buy in Georgia. And they are the first in what's likely to be a wave of advertising ahead of Georgia's March 1 primary.

Clinton is staking her campaign for the presidency on an appeal to minorities who form the backbone of the Democratic electorates in Georgia and other Southern states that vote over the next two weeks. And the ads echoed that theme, including one that invokes what she calls a broken criminal justice system that disproportionately hurts black families.

Her campaign also launched a round of ads in the Montgomery market in neighboring Alabama on Thursday.

You can see her “Lifetime” ad by clicking here.

You can see her “Broken" ad by clicking here.

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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.