By Tony Romeo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Former Philadelphia district attorney Lynne Abraham has decided not to jump into the race for Pennsylvania attorney general.

Abraham, like Ed Rendell, has enjoyed a high profile in both the City of Philadelphia and its vote-rich suburbs — a situation that helped propel the former mayor to the governor’s office.

But Eleanor Dezzi, Abraham’s longtime political advisor, says a poll commissioned by Abraham in August showed the former DA doing well across the rest of the state as well.

“Lynne has spoken all around the state -– she has spoken in Erie and Pittsburgh,” says Dezzi.  “And of course some of the high-profile cases that she had here in Philadelphia were reported across the state, so Pennsylvanians had a really good feel for Lynne.”

But nevertheless, Dezzi says, Abraham –- who is now ensconced in her new life with a law firm and enjoying herself -– has decided that the time is not right to jump into the race for attorney general.

Dezzi says Abraham is not ruling out a run for office in the future.

Reported by KYW Harrisburg bureau chief Tony Romeo


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