By Doug Grow
Friday, May 30, 2008
Al Franken's latest obstacle in his bid to win DFL endorsement at the party's convention June 6 is coming from a surprising source: U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, a fellow Democrat, is blasting Franken for a fantasy article he wrote in Playboy magazine in 2000. McCollum's concerns are raising all sorts of questions in political circles: Is she carrying water for one-time Senate candidate Mike Ciresi? Why would she raise her concerns now? Will another candidate jump into the race?