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Kilpatrick Not Welcome In Denver

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who has been charged with multiple felonies for perjury and an assault case, may want to attend the Democratic convention in Denver but a spokesman for presumptive nominee Barack Obama says he isn't exactly open to the idea, the AP reports. A Wayne County judge told Kilpatrick he could attend the out-of-state event and his defense attorney says "high-ranking" Democrats want him to. But Obama spokesman Brent Colburn says that it would be a distraction if Kilpatrick (a superdelegate) shows up. In an e-mail to the AP, Colburn said the focus of the convention should be on Obama and not "the troubles of one individual."