Michigan: Kilpatrick Foe Has Two Fundraisers Coming Up

Posted July 8, 2008 at 6:42pm

At least one of Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick’s Democratic primary opponents is ramping up her fundraising. State Sen. Martha Scott has scheduled two high-dollar fundraisers with less than one month to go before the Aug. 5 primary.

Scott will host one fundraiser, “An Evening of Elegance,” on a boat on the Detroit River for $250 per person. The second event, an afternoon cocktail party that runs $500 per person for a reception and $100 for general admission, is at a private home on July 13.

More than 650 people were invited to each event, according to the guest list at invitation Web site Evite.com.

Scott is one of two Democrats challenging Kilpatrick, whose son, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D), is embroiled in a legal and personal scandal that has scarred the city and his tenure in office. Former state Rep. Mary Waters (D) also is running.

Observers say the six-term Congresswoman is vulnerable in the primary because of her son’s troubles and her steadfast support of him and his re-election bid.