(CNN) Cincinnati Democrats wasted no time with Eric Holder.

“Do you at least have any interest in being president of the United States?” City Councilman Wendell Young asked him Friday — the first question to the former US attorney general as a who’s who of Democrats in the Cincinnati area sat in a cramped law office conference room.

After his standard caveats — he says it’s something he needs to talk about with his family and won’t actually decide on until early 2019 — a confident Holder leaned in.

“Am I interested it?” he asked. “Yeah, I’m interested!”

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