Mar 4, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Eric Holder says he won't run in 2020

Eric Holder holding a microphone

Former Attorney General Eric Holder. Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Former Attorney General Eric Holder said he will not run for president in 2020 and said that "the depth and diversity of the current field of candidates" ensures "a host of good options" in a Washington Post op-ed published Monday.

The big picture: Holder said he'd focus his work on the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which has been his main priority since leaving office. He wrote, "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."

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