- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former longtime Philadelphia district attorney Lynne Abraham says she’s running for mayor.

She told The Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday that “I am not keeping it a secret that I’ll be entering the race.”

The 73-year-old served as top prosecutor for about 20 years. She declined to run for a sixth term in 2009.

Also Wednesday, former city solicitor Kenneth Trujillo (troo-HEE’-oh) announced his candidacy for mayor.

Abraham and Trujillo now join hopeful Terry Gillen, former executive director of the city Redevelopment Authority, in what could be a crowded Democratic primary this spring.

Philadelphia voters are overwhelmingly Democratic, so the primary winner usually faces light opposition in the general election.

Current Democratic Mayor Michael Nutter cannot run for a third term.

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