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Holder coming to Wisconsin ahead of Supreme Court election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 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 that the Black Leaders Organizing for Communities plans to hold on Thursday in Milwaukee.

Then on Friday, Holder will join college students and activists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. 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 her 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 mainly to draw attention to the importance of redistricting reform in Wisconsin, voting rights and getting black and young people involved.

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