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How did Ira I Silverstein spend campaign funds in the first quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 7, 2018

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Democratic Ira I Silverstein's election campaign committee, Silverstein for Senator, spent $265,893 in the first quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Silverstein's committee spent the most on mailing in the quarter, with 99.3% of this total ($210,000) going to Diversified Direct in Bridgeview. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Silverstein's committee spent its money in the first quarter.

Table 1: First-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Mailing
$211,581
79.6%
Consulting
$23,164
8.7%
Robo calls
$7,772
2.9%
Newspaper advertising
$6,723
2.5%
Legal fees
$6,500
2.4%
Printing
$5,200
2%
Telephones
$1,582
0.6%
Promotional items
$1,031
0.4%
Photography
$750
0.3%
Rent
$647
0.2%
Ad books
$475
0.2%
Utilities
$465
0.2%

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
Diversified Direct
2018-03-16
$70,000
Mailing
Diversified Direct
2018-03-07
$40,000
Mailing
Diversified Direct
2018-03-19
$25,000
Mailing
Diversified Direct
2018-01-27
$25,000
Mailing
Diversified Direct
2018-02-12
$20,000
Mailing
Diversified Direct
2018-01-25
$20,000
Mailing
Arongerg Goldgehn
2018-03-26
$11,664
Consulting
Diversified Direct
2018-01-29
$10,000
Mailing
Winning Connections
2018-03-22
$7,772
Robo calls
Bulldog Printing
2018-03-11
$5,200
Printing
Arongerg Goldgehn
2018-03-13
$5,000
Consulting
Yissocher Ehrman
2018-03-13
$5,000
Consulting
Tronc
2018-03-13
$3,750
Newspaper advertising
James Nally
2018-01-23
$3,500
Legal fees
James Nally
2018-01-12
$3,000
Legal fees
Newmarketing Creative
2018-03-20
$1,581
Mailing
John LeSage
2018-01-25
$1,500
Consulting
Gentle Wind
2018-01-20
$1,031
Promotional items
Jewish Star
2018-03-08
$1,008
Newspaper advertising
Pakistani News
2018-02-01
$900
Newspaper advertising
Photos bty Jerry Daliege
2018-01-27
$750
Photography
Verizon
2018-03-15
$671
Telephones
Public Storage
2018-01-12
$647
Rent
Pakistani News
2018-01-27
$600
Newspaper advertising
Agudath Israel
2018-01-16
$475
Ad books

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