U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick to Seek 8th Term

Published May 10, 2010

DETROIT (AP) — Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Detroit is seeking an eighth term in the U.S. House.

Kilpatrick plans to announce her bid for re-election to the 13th District seat on Monday at an event in Detroit.

Her district includes parts of Detroit, the Grosse Pointes, River Rouge, Ecorse, Lincoln Park and Wyandotte. She is the mother of Kwame Kilpatrick, the former Detroit mayor who was forced to resign after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice in 2008.

The congresswoman's primary challengers include state Sen. Hansen Clarke and businessman and broadcaster Glenn Plummer.

The seat is nearly certain to remain in Democratic hands.

Written by <P>BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer<BR></P>

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