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Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham Won’t Run For Penna. Attorney-General

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(Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham, in 2006 file photo.)

(Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham, in 2006 file photo.)

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo) Tony Romeo
  Tony Romeo is Harrisburg bureau chief for KYW Newsradio...
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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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