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How did Kelly Cassidy spend campaign funds in the third quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Oct 7, 2016

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Democratic Kelly Cassidy's election campaign committee, Citizens for Cassidy, spent $15,508 in the third quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Cassidy's committee spent the most on fundraising consulting in the quarter, with all those payments ($2,250) going to Blueprint Campaign Consulting in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Cassidy's committee spent its money in the third quarter.

Table 1: Third-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Fundraising consulting
$2,250
14.5%
Salaries
$2,250
14.5%
Event refreshments
$2,180
14.1%
Event tickets
$1,695
10.9%
Consulting
$1,200
7.7%
Contributions
$1,000
6.5%
Ad books
$800
5.2%
Event space rental
$625
4%
Campaign software
$600
3.9%
Backpack drive donation
$600
3.9%
Phone services
$472
3%
Printing
$409
2.6%
Email services
$317
2%
Event ticket
$295
1.9%
Walkathon contribution
$250
1.6%
Staff expense
$200
1.3%
Phone and internet services
$188
1.2%
Donations
$175
1.1%

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

Table 2: Largest expenses of the third quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Patricia Ewert
2016-07-11
$2,250
Salaries
Moody's Pub
2016-07-05
$1,646
Event refreshments
Victory Fund
2016-09-22
$1,500
Event tickets
IUOE Local 399 Political Education Fund
2016-09-15
$1,000
Contributions
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2016-07-05
$750
Fundraising consulting
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2016-08-03
$750
Fundraising consulting
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2016-08-30
$750
Fundraising consulting
TPI Luggage
2016-08-05
$600
Backpack drive donation
ABC Compuprint
2016-07-27
$409
Printing
Matthew Muir
2016-07-05
$400
Consulting
Matthew Muir
2016-07-07
$400
Consulting
Matthew Muir
2016-09-19
$400
Consulting
Glenwood Ave Arts Festival
2016-08-15
$375
Event space rental
Twisted Tapas
2016-08-25
$322
Event refreshments
Citizen Action Illinois
2016-09-19
$300
Ad books
Ngp Van
2016-09-01
$300
Campaign software
Surveymonkey
2016-09-06
$300
Campaign software
Victory Fund
2016-09-22
$295
Event ticket
Chicago NOW
2016-09-14
$250
Ad books
Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services
2016-09-06
$250
Ad books
Family Matters
2016-08-26
$250
Walkathon contribution
Rogers Park Business Alliance
2016-07-14
$250
Event space rental
Peckish Pig
2016-07-14
$211
Event refreshments
Matthew Muir
2016-08-11
$200
Staff expense
Rogers Park Business Alliance
2016-07-07
$195
Event tickets

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