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Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-Mich.)


Biography
District: 13th District
Political Highlights: Mich. House, 1979-97; candidate for Detroit City Council, 1991; sought Democratic nomination for Mich. Senate, 1994; U.S. House, 1997-2011
Born: June 25, 1945; Detroit, Mich.
Residence: Detroit
Religion: African Methodist Episcopal
Family: Divorced; two children
Education: Ferris State College, A.A. 1965; Western Michigan U., B.S. 1968; U. of Michigan, M.A. 1972
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; Transportation-HUD)

Defeated by Hansen Clarke, D, in primary election on August 3, 2010

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2008generalCarolyn Kilpatrick (D) 167,48174.1
Edward Gubics (R) 43,09819.1
George Corsetti (GREEN) 9,5794.2
Gregory Creswell (LIBERT) 5,7642.6
2006generalCarolyn Kilpatrick (D) 126,308100.0
2004generalCarolyn Kilpatrick (D) 173,24678.2
Cynthia Cassell (R) 40,93518.5
Thomas Lavigne (GREEN) 4,2611.9
Eric Gordon (LIBERT) 3,2111.5
2002generalCarolyn Kilpatrick (D) 120,86991.6
Raymond Warner (LIBERT) 11,0728.4
2000generalCarolyn Kilpatrick (D) 140,60988.6
Chrysanthea Boyd-Fields (R) 14,3369.0
Raymond Warner (LIBERT) 1,6901.1
Robert Thomas (USTAX) 1,4020.9
Gregory Smith (NL) 7140.5
1998generalCarolyn Kilpatrick (D) 108,58287.0
Chrysanthea Boyd-Fields (R) 12,88710.3
Linda Willey (LIBERT) 1,4851.2
Gregory Smith (NL) 1,0980.9
Holly Harkness (SW) 8080.6
1996generalCarolyn Kilpatrick (D) 143,68388.4
Stephen Hume (R) 16,0099.8
Raymond Warner (LIBERT) 1,3570.8
Kevin Carey (WW) 8860.5
Gregory Smith (NL) 6560.4
Roll Call Vitals

7th

Michigan is 7th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.