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How did Chris Kennedy spend campaign funds in the fourth quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Jan 7, 2018

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Democratic Chris Kennedy's election campaign committee, Kennedy for Illinois, spent $1,532,310 in the fourth quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Kennedy's committee spent the most on media consulting in the quarter, with all those payments ($681,275) going to Adelstein and Associates in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Kennedy's committee spent its money in the fourth quarter.

Table 1: Fourth-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Media consulting
$681,275
44.5%
Payroll
$248,536
16.2%
Consulting
$168,625
11%
Payroll taxes
$117,418
7.7%
Research
$85,257
5.6%
Event space and catering
$34,163
2.2%
Printing
$31,118
2%
Employee health benefits
$15,210
1%
Rent and lease
$14,109
0.9%
Office rent
$13,498
0.9%
Payment processing fees
$10,779
0.7%
Event catering
$10,522
0.7%
Donations
$10,053
0.7%
Digital consulting
$9,500
0.6%
Legal services
$9,090
0.6%
Digital advertising
$8,000
0.5%
Transport
$7,729
0.5%
Refunds
$7,350
0.5%
Fundraising software
$6,126
0.4%
Event tickets
$4,802
0.3%
Phones/internet
$4,475
0.3%
Actblue fee
$4,303
0.3%
Printer
$4,301
0.3%
Advertising
$2,659
0.2%
Office supplies
$2,332
0.2%
Event space
$2,051
0.1%
Moving fees
$1,829
0.1%
Audio/video
$1,815
0.1%
Event lodging
$1,794
0.1%
Office furniture
$1,544
0.1%
Movie tickets
$1,375
< 0.1%
Insurance
$1,165
< 0.1%
Postage
$1,152
< 0.1%
Database software
$1,100
< 0.1%
Field expenses
$1,029
< 0.1%
Donor research tool
$1,000
< 0.1%
Media tracking
$900
< 0.1%
Online email
$816
< 0.1%
Office internet and phones
$797
< 0.1%
Catering
$628
< 0.1%
Software
$577
< 0.1%
Lodging
$413
< 0.1%
Office drinking water
$291
< 0.1%
Photography
$250
< 0.1%
Website hosting
$163
< 0.1%
Photography supplies
$155
< 0.1%
Parking fee
$152
< 0.1%
Parking
$36
< 0.1%
Shipping
$33
< 0.1%

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
Adelstein and Associates
2017-11-13
$272,300
Media consulting
Adelstein and Associates
2017-11-17
$250,550
Media consulting
Adelstein and Associates
2017-12-01
$152,800
Media consulting
Hart Research Associates
2017-11-03
$36,250
Research
Hart Research Associates
2017-10-10
$23,000
Research
P2 Consulting
2017-10-02
$17,500
Consulting
P2 Consulting
2017-10-10
$17,500
Consulting
Fairmont Chicago
2017-11-21
$15,255
Event space and catering
Mary Beth Sova
2017-12-04
$15,000
Consulting
Mary Beth Sova
2017-12-20
$15,000
Consulting
3-Street, Inc.
2017-12-27
$14,007
Research
3-Street, Inc.
2017-10-16
$12,000
Research
BrainStorm
2017-11-13
$12,000
Consulting
United States Treasury
2017-11-16
$10,960
Payroll taxes
Fairmont Chicago
2017-10-05
$10,000
Event space and catering
United States Treasury
2017-12-01
$9,899
Payroll taxes
United States Treasury
2017-12-15
$9,813
Payroll taxes
Revolution Messaging
2017-11-01
$9,500
Digital consulting
United States Treasury
2017-11-01
$9,303
Payroll taxes
Amara Enyia
2017-11-21
$9,000
Payroll
The Habitat Company LLC
2017-11-16
$8,930
Rent and lease
United States Treasury
2017-10-02
$8,816
Payroll taxes
United States Treasury
2017-10-16
$8,503
Payroll taxes
Direct Connect
2017-11-02
$8,185
Payment processing fees
Social Security Administration
2017-11-16
$7,606
Payroll taxes

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