The former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. revealed on Wednesday that he’s considering making a run for president. Mr. Holder was speaking at a breakfast that was sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. “I think I’ll make a decision by the end of the year about whether or not there’s another chapter.”
The Former Attorney General is currently fundraising and flexing his political muscles by running former President Barack Obama’s chief political operation, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, to try to put their party in a better position.
This comes ahead of the redrawing of political maps after the 2020 census. Holder was asked if those were a prelude to running for office, he said: “We’ll see.” Pressed again on whether that meant a presidential bid, he again said, “We’ll see.”
He has served six years as attorney general under Mr. Obama and before that was deputy attorney general at the end of the Clinton administration. Before then he had also been U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C., and also a judge.
During past decades Mr. Holder had looked at a run for mayor in the District, but with a major national profile and no voting member from Washington serving in Congress, the presidential level has his electoral opportunities.