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Cheeks Kilpatrick mum about vote over Dingell post -- Payback for Kwame?
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Cheeks Kilpatrick mum about vote over Dingell post
Congresswoman won't reveal if she backed his ouster, but says she is committed to Michigan.
Deb Price / The Detroit News

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick won't reveal if she voted to oust fellow Congressman John Dingell from a key leadership post, despite claims she did so as payback for him calling on her son to resign as mayor.

Her offices were flooded Friday by upset callers accusing Kilpatrick of contributing to Dingell's removal as House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman. Detroit radio shows -- one of which called her "Delilah" -- urged listeners to call the congresswoman's offices in protest. Dingell lost control over the committee that sets automobile policy by a secret 137-122 vote Thursday.

"Only the congresswoman knows how she voted," said Keirana Barrett, a Kilpatrick aide. "We wanted people to understand the process. This is a secret process."

The callers aren't alone in thinking Kilpatrick sabotaged Dingell.

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