Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick to Seek 8th Term

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

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

Her district includes parts of Detroit and the city's suburbs.

She is the mother of Kwame Kilpatrick, who was forced to resign as Detroit's mayor after a 2008 text-messaging sex scandal derailed his political career.

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.