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Eric Holder to decide on 2020 presidential run ‘early next year’

By Louis Nelson,

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is considering a presidential run in 2020, he told late night host Stephen Colbert Monday night, but won’t make his decision about such a bid until next year.

“I’m thinking about it and what I’ve said is that I’d make a determination sometime early next year,” Holder said on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” “My focus, really, now is on 2018, the midterms and trying to make sure that Democrats take back the Senate, take back the House, and that we do well, importantly, at the state level.”

Colbert raised the idea by reading a post to Twitter by journalist April Ryan, who cited sources close to Holder to report last week that he was “seriously considering” a White House run. The post prompted applause from the “Late Show” audience, which Holder paused for a second to soak up.


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