Cheeks Kilpatrick triumphs in close primary race
After a rocky start, Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick defeated her two opponents in yesterday's Democratic state primary.
Early results Tuesday showed the six-term congresswoman trailing both her opponents, but as the night wore on and more Detroit numbers came in, she pulled even and then slightly ahead of former state Rep. Mary Waters at around midnight.
With all precincts reporting, Kilpatrick had 20,888 votes, or 39.1% and Waters had 19,183 votes, or 36%. State Sen. Martha Scott was in third place with 13,280 votes, or 24.9%.