Tennessee Senate hopeful Harold Ford Jr. (D) told reporters that he did attend a Playboy party, a report which he has denied in the past, and that he likes football and girls.

His campaign, when asked Monday, said the war in Iraq, not Playboy parties, is what reporters should be inquiring about in the U.S. Senate race.

If it’s not that big of a deal, then why wouldn’t the candidate just come right out and admit it earlier than he did? Funny thing Michael Powell, Ford Jr.’s campaign advisor told reporters to “consider the source”, which is a gossip column.

According to the story, Harold Ford Jr. told George Stephanopoulos that he did not attend the Playboy party.

UPDATE: Darnell at the Independent Conservative has audio of Ford denying he was at the Playboy party.

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