Detroit Mayor's Mom Survives Primary Scare

Rep. Kilpatrick, 6-term incumbent, gets Dem nod by 1,700 votes
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2008 4:47 PM CDT
U.S. Rep.Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick talks to reporters upon arriving at the Joseph Walker Williams Community Center in Detroit to cast her vote in the primary elections Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008.    (AP Photo/Gary Malerba)
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(Newser) – It looks like the mother of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will survive the scandal that has engulfed her son and keep her seat in Congress, the Detroit Free Press reports. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick barely held off two challengers in the Democratic primary yesterday, making her the heavy favorite in the November election. Her mayoral son is enmeshed in a City Hall sex scandal, which became the focus of the congressional race.