Eric Holder will stay on in his job as Attorney General at least through the mid-term elections in November.

From Reuters, via Yahoo News:

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to stay on through November’s mid-term elections and has no timeline for an exit after that, a Justice Department official told Reuters on Friday.

“The Attorney General does not plan to leave before the mid-terms. That does not mean that he is definitely leaving after the mid-terms, just that he is at least staying through that time,” the official said.

There has been speculation over when Holder, 63, might step down from the post he has held since shortly after President Barack Obama took office in 2009. Should Republicans win control of both chambers of Congress in the November elections, it may be difficult for a potential replacement for Holder to be confirmed.

While Holder indicated he would be staying through the mid-term elections, he would not confirm his plans beyond the end of the year, according to the Washington Post.

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