Eric Holder Hints At Upcoming Presidential Run

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April 18, 2018Apr 18, 2018

Speculation about a potential presidential run from former Attorney General Eric Holder is heating up. According to Fox News, Holder announced that he would speak at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics for their annual "Politics and Eggs," which is an event that many former candidates had once attended.

A press release from Holder's office claimed on Wednesday that on June 1, Holder would be featured as a guest speaker at the annual breakfast event. The press release for the breakfast claims that it is a forum for presidential candidates, political leaders, and other political analysists and commentators as they visit New Hampshire, which they point out is also the "nation's first presidential primaries." 

During the previous election cycle, numerous presidential candidates attended the event, including President Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich also attended the event, according to Fox News. 

On the same day that this news broke, Al Sharpton also hinted that he might run for president as he introduced Holder while introducing him at the National Action Network's annual National Convention in New York. 

“Some folks are talking about a guy called Eric who might run for president,” he said, according to Fox. “I’m just saying what I’m hearing. I wouldn’t put him on the spot with a ‘run Eric, run.’ I wouldn’t do that.”

President Trump's campaign for re-election in 2020 has raised a total of $10 million for the first quarter of 2018. This brings the campaign's total fundraising haul to $28 million, according to Breitbart News.

Trump's campaign had $22 million cash on hand by the end of 2017, but it only spent $3.0 million during the first quarter of 2018. Currently, the Republican National Committee is raising money for the GOP congressional candidates who are running in the 2018 midterms.

Trump has been raising money for his re-election campaign since the day of his inauguration, in hopes of building a fundraising base of small donors who will, he hopes, propel him to victory. Many of these small donors are the same individuals who previously donated to his 2016 campaign. Part of Trump's strategy, implies Breitbart, was capitalizing off the momentum of his 2016 victory, in order to raise money for re-election. 

The Hill writes that Senator Elizabeth Warren has officially raised more than $3 million in 2018 and has a total of $15 million cash on hand. It is suspected that she too may be considering a run for president in 2020.

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