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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, 2018

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Democratic Kelly Cassidy's election campaign committee, Citizens for Cassidy, spent $36,408 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 mail piece costs in the quarter, with all those payments ($20,315) going to Lowitzki Consulting, LLC 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
Mail piece costs
$20,315
55.8%
Fundraising
$4,560
12.5%
Compliance reporting/management
$2,550
7%
Campaign signs
$1,141
3.1%
Mailer expenses
$909
2.5%
Transportation
$815
2.2%
Lodging
$673
1.9%
Window signs
$530
1.5%
Airfare
$460
1.3%
Campaign assistance
$450
1.2%
Compliance software
$450
1.2%
Christmas bonus
$400
1.1%
Office cleaning
$400
1.1%
Cell phone bill
$389
1.1%
Newsletter/mail manager
$334
0.9%
Campaign walk card design
$300
0.8%
Office phone/internet bill
$295
0.8%
Transportation costs
$268
0.7%
Photography
$250
0.7%
Election day sign placement
$205
0.6%
Food
$190
0.5%
Credit card processing fees
$185
0.5%
Website hosting
$171
0.5%
District office internet/phone
$147
0.4%
Wifi
$13
< 0.1%

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
Lowitzki Consulting, LLC
2018-03-09
$20,315
Mail piece costs
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2018-01-31
$2,000
Fundraising
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2018-02-28
$1,306
Fundraising
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2018-03-29
$1,254
Fundraising
Jonathan Pearl
2018-01-31
$1,150
Compliance reporting/management
ABC Compuprint
2018-03-20
$1,141
Campaign signs
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2018-02-12
$909
Mailer expenses
Jonathan Pearl
2018-02-28
$700
Compliance reporting/management
Jonathan Pearl
2018-03-29
$700
Compliance reporting/management
ABC Compuprint
2018-03-20
$530
Window signs
Hilton Springfield
2018-02-21
$498
Lodging
James McIntyre
2018-01-03
$450
Campaign assistance
Ngp Van
2018-02-02
$450
Compliance software
Curtis Strategies, LLC
2018-02-15
$300
Campaign walk card design
Lyft
2018-01-08
$268
Transportation costs
Southwest Airlines
2018-02-05
$252
Airfare
Michael James
2018-03-21
$250
Photography
Southwest Airlines
2018-02-05
$243
Transportation
Rosa Reyna
2018-01-08
$240
Office cleaning
Southwest Airlines
2018-02-05
$207
Airfare
James McIntyre
2018-03-26
$205
Election day sign placement
Patricia Ewert
2018-01-23
$200
Christmas bonus
Jonathan Pearl
2018-01-08
$200
Christmas bonus
Augie's Front Burner
2018-02-28
$190
Food
Hilton Springfield
2018-02-07
$174
Lodging

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