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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, 2018

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Democratic Kelly Cassidy's election campaign committee, Citizens for Cassidy, spent $10,932 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 fundraising in the quarter, with all those payments ($4,240) 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
Fundraising
$4,240
38.8%
Compliance reporting/management
$1,500
13.7%
Lodging for legislative tour
$759
6.9%
Compliance software
$450
4.1%
Phones
$423
3.9%
Employee holiday bonuses
$415
3.8%
Office phone/internet bill
$352
3.2%
Phone services
$352
3.2%
Parking
$335
3.1%
Email marketing
$334
3.1%
Internet expenses
$305
2.8%
Cleaning
$228
2.1%
Petition gathering event
$182
1.7%
Transportation
$169
1.6%
Lodging
$165
1.5%
Cell phone bill
$157
1.4%
Fundraiser expenses
$151
1.4%
Internet/phone bill
$148
1.4%
Toner/cartridges
$125
1.1%
Transport
$77
0.7%
Office supplies
$61
0.6%

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
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2017-10-05
$1,639
Fundraising
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2017-12-01
$1,332
Fundraising
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2017-10-30
$1,268
Fundraising
Four Seasons Denver
2017-10-20
$759
Lodging for legislative tour
Jonathan Pearl
2017-10-05
$500
Compliance reporting/management
Jonathan Pearl
2017-10-30
$500
Compliance reporting/management
Jonathan Pearl
2017-12-01
$500
Compliance reporting/management
Ngp Van
2017-11-09
$450
Compliance software
Anteprima
2017-11-27
$415
Employee holiday bonuses
At&t
2017-10-16
$352
Office phone/internet bill
At&t
2017-11-15
$352
Phone services
Merry Maids
2017-10-25
$228
Cleaning
Heartland Cafe
2017-11-21
$182
Petition gathering event
Verizon Communications
2017-10-06
$169
Phones
Fairmont Chicago
2017-11-27
$165
Lodging
RCN Corporation
2017-11-21
$158
Internet expenses
Credo Mobile
2017-10-31
$157
Cell phone bill
R Public House
2017-11-15
$151
Fundraiser expenses
RCN Corporation
2017-10-25
$148
Internet/phone bill
RCN Corporation
2017-12-18
$147
Internet expenses
Verizon Communications
2017-12-15
$129
Phones
Amazon
2017-11-15
$125
Toner/cartridges
Verizon Communications
2017-11-15
$124
Phones
ABM Parking
2017-11-30
$118
Parking
ABM Parking
2017-10-10
$114
Parking

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