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Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham Hints At Run For Statewide Office

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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  • Frank Graff

    Please, give it a rest Lynn, your fifteen minutes of lime light is over.

  • Linda D Bryant

    Considering the job she did as former DA–she should not run for DOG CATCHER!!!

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