- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former Philadelphia district attorney running for mayor says she’s fine following a collapse at a televised debate.

Lynne Abraham says she believes she fainted during the Tuesday debate at the city’s Kimmel Center because she hadn’t consumed enough water and her blood pressure dropped.

She fell as state Sen. Anthony Williams was speaking about school funding. WCAU-TV quickly cut to commercial, and Abraham did not return when the debate resumed.

The 74-year-old Abraham is one of six Democrats running to replace two-term Mayor Michael Nutter. She told reporters at a campaign stop on Wednesday that she’s still “in it to win it.”

And Abraham said “Philadelphians are like Rocky, we may get dropped to the canvas and we just get up and keep on fighting.”

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