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Attorney General Eric Holder Plans to Quit Post

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sept. 4 in Washington
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sept. 4 in WashingtonPhotograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Attorney General Eric Holder will announce his resignation at the White House later today, Bloomberg reports. Holder plans to stay in the position until a successor is named, and he informed President Obama of his intentions to leave the job about three weeks ago, over Labor Day weekend, according to the report.

Administration officials have floated several potential candidates to replace Holder, including “Deputy Attorney General James Cole; Kathryn Ruemmler, the former White House counsel; Deval Patrick, the Democratic governor of Massachusetts; and at least three Democratic U.S. senators, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.”