Former US Attorney General Eric Holder campaigns for Dems

July 27, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is in Ohio campaigning for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray.

Holder is visiting as chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. The committee backed by former President Barack Obama is investing millions of dollars in state-level elections in 11 states. Its heaviest focus is on Ohio.

Holder’s visit includes public appearances Thursday in Columbus and Friday in Cincinnati.

He’ll also attend fundraisers for Cordray, the former federal consumer watchdog under Obama, and others on the Democratic statewide ticket.

Holder’s organization sees this year’s election cycle as critical to the congressional redistricting process. Winners will help draw congressional maps for the decade starting in 2021.

The Republican National Committee raises issues with Holder’s past and says Ohioans should be wary of Cordray campaigning with him.