Cheap Has Its Limits for Huck

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is getting famous for running a remarkably frugal campaign. But now the candidate says his team is going too far to save a penny.

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Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is getting famous for running a remarkably frugal campaign. But now the candidate says his team is going too far to save a penny. While he credits top aide Chip Saltsman for being "probably the most penny-pinching, cost-conscious campaign manager I've ever seen," Huck tells us some moves are just downright cheap. Take his recent stop at an airport hotel in Houston. He called his wife, Janet, after checking in: "If I don't call you at seven in the morning, call Houston police and have them come look for me. We just checked into this hotel and I swear that I'm the only guy in this hotel that has sleeves and is not covered by tattoos. And I'm pretty sure that I might be in a chalk outline by morning." He later buzzed Saltsman and barked, "I don't mind tight budgets, but for God's sake, man, I'd just as soon sleep on a park bench than where we're staying."