According to reports from PoliticsPA.com and the Inquirer, former Philadelphia district attorney and Democratic mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham reached out to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady offering to fill in for indicted state Attorney General Kathleen Kane should the latter step down.
Though Kane, who was indicted on charges related to leaking grand-jury materials, said she has no plans to step aside, Brady told the newspaper that Abraham has his support should that change:
“I told her if that [if Kane steps down], I would be happy to support [her]. … She’s a tough cookie. … It would be a nice way to cap her career.”
In May’s Democratic mayoral primary, the 74-year-old Abraham finished third behind ultimate winner Jim Kenney and state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams. She served as Philadelphia’s district attorney from 1991 to 2010.
Kane, who has said she won’t step down from the position, is expected to address the criminal charges filed against her during a Wednesday press conference in Harrisburg.