On the heels of heated speculation that former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg is going through to enter the Democratic primary race. Another well-known name has said he may be tossing his hat into the ring as well – former Barack Obama attorney general, Eric Holder.
Newsweek reported on Holder’s possible intentions last week, but according to the New York Post, The first hints were dropped by Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, who tweeted that Holder has been “consulting strategists” about launching a campaign.
Robinson’s claim was also repeated on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show.
After hearing about Bloomberg’s interest in diving into the Democratic pool, Robinson tweeted, “It gets even more interesting. I hear from a good source that Eric Holder has been consulting strategists about possibly jumping into the Dem presidential race.”
Holder has not yet publicly addressed reports that he is thinking of putting himself forward in the Democratic primaries, and tweeted about gerrymandering hours after Eugene Robinson claimed he was consulting strategists on the possible move.
Holder’s potential bid follows Michael Bloomberg’s late entry into the race last week – and would swell the historically huge Democratic field, with only 86 days to go until the Iowa caucuses.