Holder's group spending $350,000 on race

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A group run by former Democratic U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says it plans to spend $350,000 through an affiliate to help get liberal-backed candidate Lisa Neubauer elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee announced the spending on Monday. It came just hours after Neubauer released her first television ad of the campaign.

Neubauer faces fellow state appeals court judge Brian Hagedorn in the April 2 election.

Holder says he plans to be in Wisconsin next week to "meet with local activists, young people, and people of color."

Holder also visited Wisconsin last year and spent money to help elect Rebecca Dallet to the Supreme Court.

Conservatives have a 4-3 majority, but if Neubauer wins and there's a liberal victory in a race next year, control would flip.