Holder says he will make 2020 decision in coming weeks

Former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderCongress and contempt: What you need to know Congress and contempt: What you need to know The Hill's Morning Report - Democrats wonder: Can Nadler handle the Trump probe? 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 HarrisBiden, Sanders to be center stage at first debate Biden, Sanders to be center stage at first debate Poll: Six Dems lead Trump in Florida match-ups MORE (Calif.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerWarren introduces universal child care legislation Warren introduces universal child care legislation Booker responds to Trump's mass deportation threat: 'This is not who we are' MORE (N.J.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandOvernight Health Care: Democrats attack after Trump revives talk of ObamaCare replacement | Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez efforts on birth control face major obstacles | CVS investing M to fight teen e-cig use Overnight Health Care: Democrats attack after Trump revives talk of ObamaCare replacement | Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez efforts on birth control face major obstacles | CVS investing M to fight teen e-cig use Trump's 2020 campaign strategy is to be above the law MORE (N.Y.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders tears into Trump in response to campaign kickoff rally Sanders tears into Trump in response to campaign kickoff rally Warren introduces universal child care legislation MORE (Mass.).

Another former Obama administration official, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFive takeaways from Trump's 2020 kickoff rally Five takeaways from Trump's 2020 kickoff rally Sanders tears into Trump in response to campaign kickoff rally MORE, is also considering a possible 2020 bid and is said to be nearing a decision.