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Eric Holder Leading Org. to Help Dems Get Back Control

Eric Holder Leading Org. to Help Dems Get Back Control

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo/Rex Features)

By    |   Monday, 05 December 2016 07:43 PM

Former Attorney General Eric Holder will help Democrats reshape their party and gain more control as chairman of a new committee.

Holder said Monday he will lead the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, according to The Huffington Post.

The "unprecedented new effort . . . will set priorities for investing in races for governor, state legislative and other key down-ballot races," Holder said, per the Post.

"It's also a cause that President Obama hopes to embrace when he leaves office."

Holder served as attorney general from 2009-2015. The 65-year-old said Democrats "need a comprehensive approach" to all races, from school boards and other local positions all the way up.

"Let's move the conversation to the states and the localities," Holder said.

Democrats are picking up the pieces after Hillary Clinton's loss to Republican Donald Trump in the presidential election. The GOP, which controls both houses of congress, is looking forward to getting things done under Trump's leadership.

Obama said after the election his party is taking a "healthy" inward look at what went wrong and what it can do better in future elections.

"I think the discussions that have been taking place about how do you build more grassroots organizing, how do you build state parties and local parties and school board elections you're paying attention to and state rep races and city council races," Obama said. "That all I think will contribute to stronger outcomes in the future. And I'm optimistic that will happen."

Many Democrats, a cast that included Holder, criticized FBI director James Comey for announcing days before the election he was taking another look at Clinton's email case.

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder will help Democrats reshape their party and gain more control as chairman of a new committee. Holder said Monday he will lead the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, according to The Huffington Post.
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