Not that those of us from Arkansas didn’t already know this but it’s nice to see others catching a glimpse.
According to his Federal Election Commission report, Phillip raised just $17,000
and spent more than $56,000 during the second quarter.
include a $33,990 speaking fee for Huckabee, $600 for photography for the
Huckabee event, $438 for a lunch with Huckabee, $6,233 for a stage rental and
equipment (presumably for the Huckabee event), and a $2,350 facility rental fee
(also presumably for the Huckabee event).
In other words, Phillip spent
nearly $45,000 to raise less than $20,000 and took a major financial hit for the
Perhaps the most painful part is the fact that he was
forced to loan his campaign $50,000 in four installments after the event.
The purpose listed? A “Personal Loan from Les Phillip to cover general
campaign expenses and Mike Huckabee event expenses.”
Pitiful ain’t it. Word about this gets out around Republican circles and the donor/endorsement list for Mike’s 2012 campaign is going to shrivel up pretty fast. It’s really going to be funny to watch the nuts try to pick between Huckabee and Palin in the primaries as they’re basically the same person. All Mike needs is a whig and glasses. He’s got the self-indulgence down.