Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Huckabee Broke

h/t to Maritime Sentry on this find from American Spectator.

  • Huckabee Broke
  • Published 1/22/2008 12:08:32 AM

  • Less than a month after a huge upset victory, and promises that fundraising would be ramped up, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is asking his senior staff to keep working for him without pay, while lower level campaign staff are seeing their salaries cut dramatically or eliminated altogether.
  • "The goal is to get a leaner, meaner campaign structure moving into Super Tuesday," says a senior campaign adviser.
  • But many of those being asked to take the cut are refusing, and walking away, leaving the campaign with holes to fill.
  • "The money simply hasn't come in at the rate that we expected," says the aide. "Florida is a $7 million commitment that we can't meet, and if we did, that leaves us exposed for Super Tuesday, where we have a lot of states and a lot media buys. We had to make tough decisions." [source]

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