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How did Kurt A Summers Jr spend campaign funds in the first quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 7, 2016


Democratic Kurt A Summers Jr's election campaign committee, Summers for Chicago, spent $47,928 in the first quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Summers's committee spent the most on consulting - fundraising in the quarter, with all those payments ($25,500) going to P2 Consulting Inc. in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Summers's committee spent its money in the first quarter.

Table 1: First-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Consulting - fundraising
$25,500
53.2%
Taxes - federal
$4,306
9%
Digital consulting services
$2,500
5.2%
Strategic consulting services
$2,500
5.2%
Data services
$2,130
4.4%
Candidate lodging
$1,814
3.8%
Air fare - candidate
$1,626
3.4%
Printing
$1,602
3.3%
Cell phones
$1,295
2.7%
Photography
$917
1.9%
Ad books
$900
1.9%
Refund - contribution limit reached
$850
1.8%
Contributions
$500
1%
Transportation
$365
0.8%
Merchant service interchange fee
$363
0.8%
Food
$208
0.4%
Flowers
$197
0.4%
Financial services
$175
0.4%
Merchant service fee
$134
0.3%
Merchant service discount fee
$41
< 0.1%

Table 2 below shows the top 25 largest single expenditures during the quarter.

Table 2: Largest expenses of the first quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
P2 Consulting Inc.
2016-02-18
$25,500
Consulting - fundraising
Ian Pajer-Rogers
2016-03-25
$2,500
Digital consulting services
Alexandra Sims
2016-03-25
$2,500
Strategic consulting services
NGP VAN, Inc.
2016-03-18
$2,130
Data services
Department of the Treasury
2016-02-11
$1,988
Taxes - federal
Breaker Press Co., Inc.
2016-01-05
$1,602
Printing
Department of the Treasury
2016-01-15
$1,002
Taxes - federal
Chicago Federation of Labor
2016-01-26
$900
Ad books
Hugh K. Williams
2016-03-24
$850
Refund - contribution limit reached
United Airlines Inc.
2016-02-04
$730
Air fare - candidate
Department of the Treasury
2016-01-11
$728
Taxes - federal
W New York Times Square
2016-02-18
$656
Candidate lodging
Renaissance Hotels - San Diego
2016-02-23
$653
Candidate lodging
AT&T Mobility
2016-01-25
$647
Cell phones
AT&T Mobility
2016-01-26
$647
Cell phones
Department of the Treasury
2016-02-08
$588
Taxes - federal
Starbelly Studios Inc
2016-01-18
$567
Photography
Coalition for the Remembrance of Elijah Muhammad
2016-02-10
$500
Contributions
AK Limos, Inc.
2016-02-22
$365
Transportation
United Airlines Inc.
2016-02-27
$359
Air fare - candidate
Zuno Photographic Inc.
2016-01-19
$350
Photography
United Airlines Inc.
2016-02-04
$312
Air fare - candidate
Cape Codder Resort & Spa
2016-03-07
$278
Candidate lodging
First Bank Merchant Services
2016-03-03
$236
Merchant service interchange fee
W New York Times Square
2016-02-19
$226
Candidate lodging

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