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Detroit Mayor Unwelcome at Dem Convention
(2008-08-14)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A judge says embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame
Kilpatrick can go to the Democratic National Convention, but the
presumptive presidential nominee doesn't want him there.
A spokesman for presidential candidate Barack Obama says that
Kilpatrick would be a distraction if he goes as a superdelegate.
Brent Colburn says in an e-mail that the focus of the convention
"should be on Barack Obama" and not on "the troubles of one
individual."
Kilpatrick is charged with eight felonies in a perjury case and
two felonies in an assault case.
A Wayne County judge told Kilpatrick Thursday that he could
attend the convention later this month. Defense lawyer James Thomas
said high-ranking Democrats want Kilpatrick to attend the
convention.
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