From NBC/NJ's Adam Aigner-Treworgy
In brief conversation with Huckabee's press secretary, Alice Stewart, NBC confirmed that there are some members of Huckabee's senior staff that have volunteered to continue working without pay in the run up to February 5th. Stewart said that some senior staffers along with several staff members who worked for Huckabee in early primary states have voluntarily offered to work for free so that the campaign can save money.
"We've got plenty of cash on hand to compete in the February 5th states," Stewart said, adding that the campaign raised over $250,000 at last Sunday's Virtual BBQ at Chuck Norris' ranch in Texas. But in an effort to scale back, Stewart said "there are some folks who have volunteered to stay on without pay," and there are some employees from early states that have been let go because "it's just not necessary to keep those folks on staff."
This decision was made in the past couple of days, Stewart said, and there will probably be more efforts to maintain the frugal approach that has characterized the campaign thus far. But she also emphasized that Huckabee was not pulling out of Florida and would compete there as well as in most of the states on February 5th.