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Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham Hints At Run For Statewide Office

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(Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham today at the Klein Jewish Community Center in Northeast Philadelphia.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

(Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham today at the Klein Jewish Community Center in Northeast Philadelphia. Photo by Mark Abrams)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Former Philadelphia district attorney Lynne Abraham, who left office more than a year ago, is hinting she might be interested in a return to public service.

Abraham, the first female DA in Philadelphia history, served in that office from 1991 until January 2010.

Retired now from public life for a little more than a year, Abraham is now working in private practice for a Philadelphia law firm.

She appeared Thursday at a volunteer recognition luncheon for the Klein Jewish Community Center, in the Northeast, and says she is proud of her accomplishments.

“I have enjoyed my time there very, very much. I enjoyed the trust of the people, which I still think I enjoy, and going off in a different direction,” she told KYW Newsradio.

And, that direction, she hints, might be a run for office — perhaps Pennsylvania attorney general.

“I wouldn’t turn it down if it came to me,” she told KYW’s Mark Abrams.

(Abrams:)  “Has anybody talked to you about that?”

(Abraham:)  “Has anybody talked to me?  Lots of people have talked to me, yeah. Lots of people.”

(Abrams:)  “Are you giving it some serious consideration?”

(Abraham:)  “I’m giving it serious consideration.”

Reported by Mark Abrams, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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