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How did Kelly Cassidy spend campaign funds in the second quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 7, 2018

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Democratic Kelly Cassidy's election campaign committee, Citizens for Cassidy, spent $13,224 in the second 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 ($2,018) going to Blueprint Campaign Consulting in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Cassidy's committee spent its money in the second quarter.

Table 1: Second-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Fundraising
$2,018
15.3%
Reimbursement for business trip flight costs
$2,000
15.1%
Campaign materials
$1,000
7.6%
Compliance reporting/management
$1,000
7.6%
Gala donation
$725
5.5%
Conference attendance
$625
4.7%
Food
$536
4.1%
Transportation
$519
3.9%
Teacher appreciation day cookies
$482
3.6%
Compliance reporting software
$450
3.4%
Event tickets
$437
3.3%
Domain hosting
$339
2.6%
Phone bill
$321
2.4%
Farm bureau event catering
$314
2.4%
Tickets
$257
1.9%
Supplies
$238
1.8%
Cleaning
$228
1.7%
Email marketing
$223
1.7%
Domain hosting/purchasing
$209
1.6%
Donations
$200
1.5%
Intern event catering
$149
1.1%
Phone/internet bills for gov. office
$147
1.1%
Internet/phone bill for gov. office
$147
1.1%
Office phone/internet bill
$147
1.1%
Event catering
$145
1.1%
Phone/internet bills
$132
1%
Newsletter/mail manager
$111
0.8%
Food for office
$52
0.4%
Uncategorized expenses
$38
0.3%
Office lunch
$26
0.2%

Table 2 below shows the top 25 largest single expenditures during the quarter.

Table 2: Largest expenses of the second quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2018-05-03
$1,254
Fundraising
Kelly Cassidy
2018-04-02
$1,240
Reimbursement for business trip flight costs
ABC Compuprint
2018-05-24
$1,000
Campaign materials
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2018-06-07
$764
Fundraising
Kelly Cassidy
2018-05-07
$759
Reimbursement for business trip flight costs
National Conference of State Legislators
2018-06-18
$625
Conference attendance
Jonathan Pearl
2018-05-03
$500
Compliance reporting/management
Jonathan Pearl
2018-06-07
$500
Compliance reporting/management
Gold'n Pear
2018-06-12
$482
Teacher appreciation day cookies
Ngp Van
2018-05-02
$450
Compliance reporting software
Chicago Cubs
2018-06-06
$437
Event tickets
JustHost
2018-06-28
$339
Domain hosting
Uncommon Ground
2018-06-20
$314
Farm bureau event catering
Chicago Methodist Senior Services
2018-04-18
$275
Gala donation
Pearl
2018-04-11
$257
Tickets
Jane Addams Senior Caucus
2018-04-09
$250
Gala donation
Loukinens' On Fourth
2018-05-29
$247
Food
Merry Maids
2018-04-11
$228
Cleaning
Godaddy.com LLC
2018-06-26
$209
Domain hosting/purchasing
Illinois Legislative Diabetes Caucus Foundation
2018-04-25
$200
Donations
Lambda Legal
2018-04-24
$200
Gala donation
Verizon Communications
2018-05-15
$188
Phone bill
OTC Brands
2018-06-28
$154
Supplies
Edgewater Tacos
2018-06-20
$149
Intern event catering
RCN Corporation
2018-04-17
$147
Phone/internet bills for gov. office

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