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

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 7, 2017

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Democratic Kelly Cassidy's election campaign committee, Citizens for Cassidy, spent $15,461 in the first quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Cassidy's committee spent the most on consulting in the quarter, with all those payments ($2,363) going to Blueprint Campaign Consulting in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Cassidy's committee spent its money in the first quarter.

Table 1: First-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Consulting
$2,363
15.3%
Rent
$2,000
12.9%
Fundraiser gala
$1,500
9.7%
Compliance reporting/management
$1,500
9.7%
Food
$1,477
9.6%
Consulting/event supplies
$1,357
8.8%
Salaries
$648
4.2%
Campaign software
$550
3.6%
Cleaning
$528
3.4%
Event supplies
$502
3.3%
Conference attendance
$425
2.8%
Email marketing
$323
2.1%
Phone bill
$314
2%
In
$290
1.9%
Internet/phone bill
$263
1.7%
Fundraiser donation
$257
1.7%
Banner sign
$211
1.4%
Phone/internet bills
$205
1.3%
Transportation
$166
1.1%
Lodging for legislative session
$158
1%
Work phone bill
$157
1%
Internet expenses
$115
0.7%
Repayment for office supplies
$77
0.5%
Tv/internet
$69
0.5%

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
Alex Preston
2017-03-10
$2,000
Rent
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2017-03-06
$1,613
Consulting
Equality Illinois
2017-01-17
$1,500
Fundraiser gala
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2017-01-30
$1,357
Consulting/event supplies
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2017-01-10
$750
Consulting
Patricia Ewert
2017-01-27
$648
Salaries
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2017-01-12
$502
Event supplies
Jonathan Pearl
2017-01-12
$500
Compliance reporting/management
Jonathan Pearl
2017-02-08
$500
Compliance reporting/management
Jonathan Pearl
2017-03-06
$500
Compliance reporting/management
National LGBT Task Force
2017-01-09
$425
Conference attendance
Ngp Van
2017-01-09
$300
Campaign software
Rosa Reyna
2017-01-31
$300
Cleaning
Bud & Marilyn's
2017-01-23
$299
Food
At&t
2017-01-25
$290
In
At&t
2017-02-01
$263
Internet/phone bill
Pearl
2017-03-08
$257
Fundraiser donation
Ngp Van
2017-02-03
$250
Campaign software
Merry Maids
2017-01-11
$228
Cleaning
Lolita
2017-01-23
$222
Food
Saputo's Restaurant
2017-02-16
$217
Food
At&t
2017-03-03
$205
Phone/internet bills
Farmers & Distillers
2017-01-04
$181
Food
Gabatoni's Restaurant
2017-03-10
$180
Food
Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery
2017-01-17
$166
Food

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