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Holder Group Pumps Money Into Wisconsin’s Special Legislative Elections

National Democratic Redistricting Committee To Spend $175K Supporting Caleb Frostman, Ann Groves Lloyd

Former Attorney General Eric Holder
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder discusses gerrymandering and voter ID laws at the University of Wisconsin Madison on Friday, March 16. Marylee Williams/WPR

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s group is spending tens of thousands of dollars to support Democratic candidates in special legislative elections next month.

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee announced Tuesday it will spend $175,000 supporting Caleb Frostman for an open seat in the 1st Senate District and Ann Groves Lloyd for an open seat in the 42nd Assembly District. The money will cover digital and television advertising as well as get-out-the-vote efforts.

Gov. Scott Walker initially refused to call special elections to fill both seats. The NDRC won a court order forcing the governor to schedule the contests.

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The elections are set for June 12. Frostman faces Republican state Rep. Andre Jacque. Lloyd faces Republican Jon Plumer.

The winners will have to run again in November.