Eric Holder Releases State Target List
Former Attorney General Eric Holder, a potential Democratic presidential contender, released a map of the states his organization, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), will target leading up to the 2020 elections. The group, backed by former President Barack Obama, focuses on Republican gerrymandering and is gearing up for the next round of elections. The NDRC will focus its 2019 efforts in Kentucky, Louisiana, Virginia, and Wisconsin, according to the map. For 2020, the group will expand its focus to Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and will double down in Wisconsin. An email to supporters reads, "We have red states, blue(-ish) states, and purple states on our list—but they're all states where we need to stop or prevent Republican gerrymandering. And there's no time to lose. The 2019 and 2020 elections begin NOW, and Republicans are already working to reverse Democrats' 2018 gains." Holder has previously expressed interest in running for president and is heading to Iowa in February to deliver a speech at Drake University's Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Civic Engagement, which has fueled more speculation that he will be running in the Democratic primary for 2020. More here.