by Max Brantley
ALL IN THE FAMILY: Candidates have filed year-end financial reports and a correspondent submits an analysis of friends and family on the cash-strapped Huckabee campaign payroll. There are essential bills and there are essential bills. Go to the jump to check the family and friends payroll.
In all, he raised $9 million in 2007, but more than two-thirds of it in the final quarter, after his Iowa win. The big news is Obama's haul.
FEC REPORTS FOR OCT.-DEC. 2007 SHOW THE FOLLOWING DISBURSEMENTS:
Friend from OBU days Rick Caldwell -- $11,000 and son Chris Caldwell, $6,000.
Campaign manager Chip Saltsman $45,000 and $7,580 to the Park at Riverdale apartments.
Son John Mark Huckabee -- $6,750
Daughter-in-law Lauren Huckabee -- $11,583
Daughter Sarah Huckabee -- $11,583
Brother-in-law Jim Harris $6,375
Sarah Huckabee's good friend Erica Hoggard -- $11,583
Son David Huckabee, who has been working for the campaign, does not appear on a line item, but, based on some past practices, perhaps he's paid under the $2.8 million that went to the political consulting firm Dick Dresner and Associates.
Gubernatorial hard-drive protector and church TV man for Huckabee in another life Gary Underwood -- $5,250
Legacy Consulting (Chad Gallagher) -- $11,516
And what's this about? Liberty University -- $24,000