- Written by By Corey Williams of the Associated Press for The Skanner News
They called it "Team Kilpatrick," a small army of family and friends dedicated to keeping a Detroit congresswoman and her brash, rising star son in office.
As election cycles rolled around, team members donned their trademark green and yellow jackets and poured into Detroit's neighborhoods to knock on doors, pass out literature and get people to the polls.
Until now, it always worked. But the formidable machine that helped keep Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick in Congress and put her son, Kwame, in the Detroit mayor's office may have finally ground to a halt with Ms. Kilpatrick's defeat this week in her bid for an eighth term in the Democratic primary.