In Georgia, Holder Pays Some Social Visits
By Carl Straumsheim | February 7, 2013 6:55 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder’s motorcade drew curious crowds across Macon, Ga., on Wednesday as Holder combined official duties with family reunions on his first day touring the state, the Macon Telegraph reported.

In advance of a lecture on civil and voting rights at Clark Atlanta University, Holder spent yesterday morning meeting the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Michael Moore, according to the report. Moore, a former assistant district attorney and Georgia state senator, has served in the position since October 2010.

While at the prosecutor’s offices, Holder also met former keyboardist Chuck Leavell and family of singer Otis Redding, who presented Holder with a cap that read “RESPECT,” a reference to the Redding song popularized by Aretha Franklin, the newspaper reported.

“[Holder] said he was going to wear it the next time he gives testimony before Congress,” Karla Redding-Andrews, Redding’s daughter, told the Telegraph.

Holder’s six-car motorcade later swung by the Gables at Wolf Creek, the retirement community home to his brother-in-law, Elvin Malone.

“We chatted about how things are going. It was a social visit. No politics,” Malone told the newspaper.

Holder left for Savannah Wednesday afternoon to meet with U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, Ed Tarver. Today he gave a lecture on civil and voting rights at Clark Atlanta University.

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