Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-MI) represents parts of Detroit.
The main issue facing her in the Aug. 5 primary is her son, embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Mayor Kilpatrick's favorability numbers have fallen dramatically since details about the affair he was having with a key staffer were revealed.
He refuses to resign and his mother is defending him.
Noah Ovshinsky reports for Detroit Public Radio.