Eric Holder Reveals 2020 Plans
To bolster Democrats down the ticket, Holder is leading the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, an advocacy group solely focused on combating gerrymandering during next year's congressional redistricting. (Politico)
Holder, who led the Justice Department for six years during the Obama administration, had long been considered a possible 2020 contender, although his name was not often mentioned among front-runners like Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Joe Biden.
“What happens in those races over the next two years will shape the next decade of our politics,” he wrote. “Our fight to end gerrymandering is about electing leaders who actually work for the interests of the people they are supposed to represent. I will do everything I can to ensure that the next Democratic president is not hobbled by a House of Representatives pulled to the extremes by members from gerrymandered districts.”
Holder’s op-ed also laid out criteria he says the 2020 Democratic nominee should meet — noting that “I will not be shy about sharing my thoughts” throughout the primary process — which read as an item-by-item rejection of President Donald Trump, who is not mentioned by name.
The former attorney general did not endorse any of the current 2020 contenders in the piece but said with a still-growing primary field of more than a dozen candidates so far, Democratic voters will be presented with "a host of good options."