Thompson Slashes Staff Salaries

South Carolina will be last-ditch effort after bottom-of-heap finish
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2008 6:19 AM CST
Republican Presidential hopeful former Sen. Fred Thompson, with his wife Jeri, right, signs a paper as they stop to meet people on Main Street in Camden, S.C., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After drawing only 1% of the vote in yesterday's New Hampshire primary, Fred Thompson's  struggling campaign is cutting salaries and focusing available funds on a last-ditch push in South Carolina, the Washington Post reports. Resources will go to a South Carolina bus tour and ad campaign; the senator-turned-actor will likely be skipping Michigan.

"The campaign's headquarters staff is going above and beyond the call of duty" by working on reduced salaries, said Thompson's campaign manager. By the end of September, Thompson had raised just under $13 million.