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How did Bradley A Stephens spend campaign funds in the fourth quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Jan 7, 2018

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Republican Bradley A Stephens's election campaign committee, Bradley A Stephens Committeeman Fund, spent $27,134 in the fourth quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Stephens's committee spent the most on consulting in the quarter, with all those payments ($20,000) going to Amazing Giraffe Consulting in Rosemont. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Stephens's committee spent its money in the fourth quarter.

Table 1: Fourth-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Consulting
$20,000
73.7%
Office computer equipment
$1,771
6.5%
Flowers
$1,692
6.2%
Office furniture
$1,580
5.8%
Legal fees
$800
3%
Computer printer
$399
1.5%
September 2017 mileage reimbursement
$347
1.3%
November 2017 mileage reimbursement
$326
1.2%
Overnight stay
$218
0.8%

Table 2 below shows the top 13 largest single expenditures during the quarter.

Table 2: Largest expenses of the fourth quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Amazing Giraffe Consulting
2017-10-02
$15,000
Consulting
Amazing Giraffe Consulting
2017-11-05
$2,500
Consulting
Amazing Giraffe Consulting
2017-12-03
$2,500
Consulting
Microsoft Corporation
2017-12-03
$1,771
Office computer equipment
Sam's Club
2017-12-03
$1,236
Office furniture
Water Lily Flowers & Gift Shop
2017-11-29
$889
Flowers
Water Lily Flowers & Gift Shop
2017-10-27
$802
Flowers
Storino Ramello & Durkin
2017-12-28
$800
Legal fees
B & H Foto & Electronics Corp
2017-12-03
$399
Computer printer
Brad Stephens
2017-10-02
$347
September 2017 mileage reimbursement
Office Depot
2017-12-03
$343
Office furniture
Brad Stephens
2017-12-03
$326
November 2017 mileage reimbursement
Doubletree Hotel Springfield
2017-10-27
$218
Overnight stay

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