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Detroit Mayor's Woes Spill Into Mother's Primary

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Detroit Mayor's Woes Spill Into Mother's Primary

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Detroit Mayor's Woes Spill Into Mother's Primary

Detroit Mayor's Woes Spill Into Mother's Primary

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Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-MI) represents parts of Detroit.

The main issue facing her in the Aug. 5 primary is her son, embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

Mayor Kilpatrick's favorability numbers have fallen dramatically since details about the affair he was having with a key staffer were revealed.

He refuses to resign and his mother is defending him.

Noah Ovshinsky reports for Detroit Public Radio.