GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee downplayed a steep polling and funding disadvantage Monday, contending his campaign is efficient enough to last well into the primary election cycle.
"People look at these numbers and they forget it's not how much you raise, it's what you do with it," Huckabee told CNBC's "Closing Bell." "We keep a low overhead. We run the campaign like most people wish the federal government would be run: very frugally."
The former Arkansas governor's campaign committee reports it raised $3.2 million through September, 12th-most in the crowded Republican field. Huckabee notes the figures do not yet include his Super PAC's funds.