Andrew Rafferty has a fantastic look back at the pecuniary-challenged campaign that was Rick Santorum's.
Among the struggles during those dog days in Iowa.
Staffers would grin and bear it when they found themselves sharing rooms at inexpensive hotels. The candidate only had one standard that all lodging needed to meet: wherever they stayed, it had to provide a free breakfast.
There was no campaign headquarters until the late stages of his candidacy. The Verona, PA address on mailers and press releases was nothing more than a PO Box in the Keystone State. When they finally rented a space in northern Virginia, the few staffers who migrated there stayed with friends to save the cost of paying for a hotel.
Read the rest of the hard-scrabbled tale.
One fascinating anecdote concerns Santorum's famously profane outburst of the New York Times' Jeff Zeleny (emphasis added).
After the blowup, aides said Santorum turned to them and said, "I hope that wasn't a local reporter."
He soon found that Zeleny worked for The Times, and called senior strategist John Brabender to say they were going to "own it." Shortly after, a fundraising email was shot off to supporters that said he was "aggressively attacked by a New York Times reporter."