The feud between Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's supporters and opponents remains a festering wound in the Democratic Party that could threaten its ability to deliver a strong voter turnout needed in Detroit to notch wins in statewide November elections.
In the latest volley on Thursday, state Rep. Mary Waters, D-Detroit, accused Kilpatrick of undermining her candidacy for the party's secretary of state nomination in an effort to strengthen the Republican Party's chances of winning offices in the November election.
Waters -- flanked by several candidates for the state Legislature from Detroit -- also said a Kilpatrick appointee told her the Democratic mayor would support the GOP ticket in November; she refused to name the appointee who gave her that information.
I'm not surprised by this. The Democrat primary races in Detroit were important as several Kwame and Freman Hendrix supporters squared off last August. With conventions coming up for both Democrats and Republicans, it's no suprised that all the interests are fighting for their candidate to be the AG and Sec of State nominee.