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How did Rahm Emanuel spend campaign funds in the third quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Oct 7, 2018

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Democratic Rahm Emanuel's election campaign committee, Chicago for Rahm Emanuel, spent $1,466,671 in the third quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Emanuel's committee spent the most on salaries in the quarter, with 15.3% of this total ($50,687) going to Jay Rowell in Oak Park. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Emanuel's committee spent its money in the third quarter.

Table 1: Third-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Salaries
$332,395
22.7%
Consulting services
$261,284
17.8%
Professional fees/legal
$229,797
15.7%
Payroll taxes
$139,600
9.5%
Professional fees/polling & research
$114,684
7.8%
Donations
$78,700
5.4%
Field expense
$55,686
3.8%
Professional fees/media consulting
$42,500
2.9%
Health insurance expense
$25,235
1.7%
Software
$20,765
1.4%
Consulting fees
$20,000
1.4%
Stipends
$20,000
1.4%
Rent
$15,140
1%
Event expenses
$12,099
0.8%
Returned contribution
$12,000
0.8%
Merchant services fee
$11,882
0.8%
Contributions
$11,000
0.8%
Research expense
$9,802
0.7%
Fundraising expenses
$8,517
0.6%
Printing
$6,815
0.5%
Email services
$6,518
0.4%
Legal fees
$5,000
0.3%
Printing cost
$4,133
0.3%
Photographer
$4,123
0.3%
Food
$2,963
0.2%
Telephone/internet cost
$2,255
0.2%
Office supplies
$2,209
0.2%
Event cost
$2,112
0.1%
Insurance cost
$1,573
0.1%
Media-advertisement
$1,400
0.1%
Office expense
$1,205
< 0.1%
Digital advertising
$1,075
< 0.1%
Telephone cost
$952
< 0.1%
Ventra cost
$871
< 0.1%
Payroll fees
$520
< 0.1%
Subscriptions
$500
< 0.1%
Meeting expense
$366
< 0.1%
Transportation cost
$310
< 0.1%
It consulting
$270
< 0.1%
Staff meal
$250
< 0.1%
Website services
$153
< 0.1%

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

Table 2: Largest expenses of the third quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Forde Law Offices, LLP
2018-09-19
$108,000
Professional fees/legal
Forde Law Offices, LLP
2018-07-02
$70,000
Professional fees/legal
Anzalone Liszt Research, Inc.
2018-07-24
$65,600
Professional fees/polling & research
Mayer Brown LLP
2018-09-25
$51,797
Professional fees/legal
James M. Sweeny Golf Classic
2018-07-09
$50,000
Donations
Anzalone Liszt Research, Inc.
2018-07-02
$49,084
Professional fees/polling & research
Bully Pulpit Interactive LLC
2018-07-13
$45,000
Consulting services
Addison Group
2018-08-31
$37,764
Field expense
Internal Revenue Service
2018-09-20
$24,835
Payroll taxes
Anne Olaimey
2018-07-02
$20,000
Consulting services
Anne Olaimey
2018-07-31
$20,000
Consulting services
Anne Olaimey
2018-09-05
$20,000
Consulting services
Anne Olaimey
2018-09-27
$20,000
Consulting services
Bully Pulpit Interactive LLC
2018-07-02
$20,000
Consulting fees
Internal Revenue Service
2018-08-22
$19,961
Payroll taxes
Internal Revenue Service
2018-08-30
$19,628
Payroll taxes
Internal Revenue Service
2018-08-08
$18,183
Payroll taxes
Youth Guidance
2018-08-23
$16,700
Donations
Internal Revenue Service
2018-07-19
$15,227
Payroll taxes
AKPD Message & Media LLC
2018-07-02
$15,000
Professional fees/media consulting
Kupper Communications, LLC
2018-09-20
$15,000
Consulting services
Internal Revenue Service
2018-07-06
$12,785
Payroll taxes
AKPD Message & Media LLC
2018-09-20
$12,500
Professional fees/media consulting
Bully Pulpit Interactive LLC
2018-09-19
$10,765
Consulting services
Internal Revenue Service
2018-07-06
$10,181
Payroll taxes

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