Abraham Announces She Intends to Run for Mayor of Philly

LynneAbrahamThere are now three candidates who have declared their intention to run for Mayor of Philadelphia, with former DA Lynne Abraham tossing her hat in the ring.

In statements made to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the 73 year-old Democrat indicated that after much contemplation, she will soon enter the race.

“I’m not prepared to make any announcement, but I am not keeping it a secret that I’ll be entering the race,” declared Abraham.

Her reluctance to announce most likely stems from comments made by Congressman and Democratic party leader Bob Brady, who denounced Terry Gillen’s early entry into the race. Brady is focused on the short term priority of assisting Tom Wolf in his gubernatorial bid and believes “its a little disrespectful” to focus on the 2015 primary before the 2014 general elections have occurred.

The former DA, who was elected five times throughout her tenure, will also have to compete with Ken Trujillo, the former City Solicitor, who officially entered the fray this morning.

Abraham has not announced the specifics of her campaign platform only declaring, “I’m probably the only one who has the experience [to tackle] the most difficult problems facing the city.”

7 Responses

  1. I think that she would make a good mayor, When she was a judge and as D.A. she put away corrupted officals, care criminals Maybe this city NEEDS a tough mayor who will make the rich people pay their fair share. I vote for her if she is still running I meet MS abrams coming home on a septa bus and told her,

  2. Finally, a candidate who likes to prosecute victims of assault.*

    I feel much safer now knowing that Philadelphia has a Mayoral candidate who is just as competent as other famous statesmen like Jimmy Carter, Kathleen Kane and Vince Fumo.

    *(Commonwealth vs. Don & Teri Adams)

  3. She was a fraud as a D.A. It turned out that she was pleading a whole bunch of cases out. The last thing that we need in Philadelphia is someone who will bullshit through four years in office.

  4. Yay! Where do I sign up to work for her campaign? She was a great D.A. and an extremely fair but tough municipal judge. She’s more qualified to run this city than anyone else aspiring to it!

  5. | I’m not prepared to make any announcement, but I am not keeping it a secret that I’ll be entering the race.

    Those words. I don’t think they mean what she thinks they mean.

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