WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Michigan, told CNN that she is continuing to work with Michigan Democratic leaders and the Clinton and Obama campaigns on a plan for another vote to ensure that all of Michigan’s 156 delegates get seated at the convention.
“We are trying to get there. It’s not a done deal yet,” Kilpatrick said in a brief interview just outside the House chamber.
Congresswoman Kilpatrick says she has participated in several conference calls with “high level campaign officials,” but has not talked directly to the candidates about the proposal to hold a new primary on June 3rd.
Rep Kilpatrick described three options that have been on the table . The first idea is a “redo” that the state will pay for. The second idea is a mail-in primary which she said “was too hard to do.” The third option, was to “have the two candidates get together” and agree to a way to apportion the delegates.
A spokeswoman for the congresswoman said Kilpatrick is working with three other Michigan Democrats – Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, Super delegate and Democratic National Committee member Debbie Dingell and United Auto Workers' President Ron Gettelfinger.
Kilpatrick said they are scheduled to talk again to the campaigns later this afternoon about the details on June 3 proposal, but added, “the DNC will make the final decision.”
Rep Kilpatrick, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, has not endorsed a candidate yet.
- CNN's Deirdre Walsh