Former Dem. AG Holder coming to Wisconsin ahead of Supreme Court election

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview at the Washington Post on February 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. During an interview with Washington Post writer Jonathan Capehart, Holder discussed Special Counsel Robert Muller's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, as well as his efforts to reform what he calls the 'biggest rigged system in America' through a national redistricting effort. (Photo by Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images)

MADISON — Former Democratic Attorney General Eric Holder is coming to Wisconsin as the group he leads tries to get Rebecca Dallet elected to the state Supreme Court.

Holder’s group, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, announced Tuesday that he plans to participate in a discussion Thursday in Milwaukee hosted by Black Leaders Organizing for Communities.

On Friday, Holder is joining college students and activists on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dallet is not scheduled to attend either event.

The NDRC is spending at least $140,000 to help Dallet, a Milwaukee County circuit judge, in the race against Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock, who is backed by the Wisconsin Republican Party and state chamber of commerce.

The NDRC says the events will be focused on the importance of redistricting reform in Wisconsin, voting rights, and getting African-Americans and young people involved.