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

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By Local Labs News Service | Jan 7, 2017

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Democratic Kelly Cassidy's election campaign committee, Citizens for Cassidy, spent $11,634 in the fourth quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Cassidy's committee spent the most on campaign consulting in the quarter, with all those payments ($2,058) going to Blueprint Campaign Consulting in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Cassidy's committee spent its money in the fourth quarter.

Table 1: Fourth-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Campaign consulting
$2,058
17.7%
Campaign management
$1,800
15.5%
Event expenses
$1,271
10.9%
Transportation
$1,078
9.3%
Consulting
$1,000
8.6%
Promotional items
$520
4.5%
Donations
$500
4.3%
Phone services
$472
4.1%
Travel expenses
$325
2.8%
Email services
$317
2.7%
Travel reimbursement
$282
2.4%
Contributions
$271
2.3%
Event supplies
$268
2.3%
Internet service
$258
2.2%
Event sponsorship
$250
2.2%
Lodging
$249
2.1%
Event tickets
$200
1.7%
Gala advertisement
$187
1.6%
Christmas bonus
$150
1.3%
Office supplies
$137
1.2%
Supplies
$36
0.3%

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

Table 2: Largest expenses of the fourth quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Jonathan Pearl
2016-12-05
$1,000
Consulting
Bar 63
2016-10-11
$899
Event expenses
Southwest Airlines
2016-11-04
$811
Transportation
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2016-10-04
$782
Campaign consulting
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2016-12-02
$750
Campaign consulting
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2016-10-31
$525
Campaign consulting
With Logos
2016-12-07
$520
Promotional items
A Wider Bridge
2016-12-16
$500
Donations
Jonathan Pearl
2016-12-05
$500
Campaign management
Jonathan Pearl
2016-10-31
$500
Campaign management
Matthew Muir
2016-10-04
$400
Campaign management
Matthew Muir
2016-10-24
$400
Campaign management
R Public House
2016-10-19
$371
Event expenses
Southwest Airlines
2016-10-03
$295
Travel expenses
Kelly Cassidy
2016-10-06
$282
Travel reimbursement
Shamonique Black
2016-10-21
$271
Contributions
Taste Food & Wine
2016-12-19
$268
Event supplies
Edgewater Chamber of Commerce
2016-11-04
$250
Event sponsorship
The State House Inn
2016-11-16
$249
Lodging
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
2016-12-08
$200
Event tickets
At&t
2016-10-14
$188
Internet service
Human Rights Campaign
2016-12-16
$187
Gala advertisement
Credo Mobile
2016-10-31
$157
Phone services
Credo Mobile
2016-11-29
$157
Phone services
Credo Mobile
2016-12-29
$157
Phone services

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