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The Next Attorney General: Replacing Eric Holder

Mr. Holder has said that he will remain in office until his successor is in place. Given Mr. Cruz’s comments and the sentiment in the senate, Mr. Holder could still in office well into 2015. The person who finally succeeds Holder will have a brief and not easy tenure at the Justice Department. For this reason, the candidate could well be somebody who is wrapping up a career in public service rather than looking at the next high level elected or appointed position.

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