Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Get entered for two chances to win tickets to see Hamilton in Boston with your gift today!

Eric Holder Focuses On Gerrymandering - Not A 2020 Run - In New Hampshire


Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says his fight against gerrymandering is a partisan attempt at good governing. Holder was in New Hampshire Friday, promoting what he calls "fair redistricting."

When Holder spoke at "Politics and Eggs" at Saint Anselm College, he acknowledged the speculation his trip to New Hampshire  is causing.

“You know people say, 'Why are you in New Hampshire?' Well there is some assumption, some assumptions about why I’m here in New Hampshire.”

Holder didn’t rule out a 2020 run, but the former head of the Obama justice department said he’s here because New Hampshire is a state where he thinks the will of the people is being thwarted by legislative districts drawn for partisan advantage by Republicans.

Holder is the current chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.

Josh has worked at NHPR since 2000.

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.