Holder says he will make 2020 decision in coming weeks

Former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderMeghan McCain to Sunny Hostin on Assange defense: 'Straight propaganda!' Hatch warns 'dangerous' idea of court packing could hurt religious liberty LeBron James: Nipsey Hussle's murder 'one of the most unfortunate events' in American history MORE said Tuesday that he’ll make a decision on a possible 2020 Democratic presidential bid in the coming weeks.

"I'm going to decide if I’m going to try to find that space within the next month or so," Holder told reporters after speaking at a voting rights event at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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“I’m going to sit down with my family very soon and decide whether or not this is something we’re going to seek.”

Asked about a possible timeline for announcing a 2020 bid, Holder said he was looking at making a decision in the next few weeks.

“I’d say closer to three than four [weeks],” he said. “In my own mind, I have some dates.”

Holder, who served as the country’s top law enforcement official for six years under former President Obama, has maintained a public profile since leaving office in 2015.

The former attorney general said Tuesday that he has spoken to Obama about a possible presidential run, but did not provide any details about the discussion.

He currently serves as the chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), a group focusing on voting rights and redistricting issues.

If he enters the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, Holder would join an already-crowded field of contenders that so far includes candidates, like Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisFive former Obama ambassadors back Buttigieg Harris: Integrity of US justice system 'took a real blow' with Barr's actions Sanders announces first endorsements in South Carolina MORE (Calif.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerButtigieg says he wouldn't be opposed to having Phish play at his inauguration Sanders announces first endorsements in South Carolina Buttigieg to fundraise in DC with major Obama, Clinton bundlers next month: report MORE (N.J.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandButtigieg says he wouldn't be opposed to having Phish play at his inauguration 2020 Dems call on Mueller to testify about redacted report 2020 Dems blast Barr's defense of Trump before Mueller report's release MORE (N.Y.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Warren spends big on staff in high-stakes 2020 gamble On The Money: Inside the Mueller report | Cain undeterred in push for Fed seat | Analysis finds modest boost to economy from new NAFTA | White House says deal will give auto sector B boost MORE (Mass.).

Another former Obama administration official, former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenFive former Obama ambassadors back Buttigieg Report: Biden will announce 2020 bid next week The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? MORE, is also considering a possible 2020 bid and is said to be nearing a decision.