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

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By Local Labs News Service | Oct 7, 2018

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Democratic Kelly Cassidy's election campaign committee, Citizens for Cassidy, spent $20,031 in the third quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Cassidy's committee spent the most on fundraising consulting in the quarter, with all those payments ($3,000) going to Blueprint Campaign Consulting in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Cassidy's committee spent its money in the third quarter.

Table 1: Third-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Fundraising consulting
$3,000
15%
Event tickets
$2,054
10.3%
Legal advice
$2,000
10%
Payroll
$1,916
9.6%
Food
$816
4.1%
Event food and drink
$811
4.1%
Printing
$771
3.9%
Postage and mail housing
$753
3.8%
Yearly back to school backpack drive purchase
$530
2.7%
Compliance reporting/management
$500
2.5%
Expense reporting
$500
2.5%
Promotional items
$484
2.4%
Transportation
$481
2.4%
Ngp filing
$450
2.3%
Pride event handouts
$412
2.1%
Conference tickets
$400
2%
Parking
$370
1.9%
Cleaning services
$320
1.6%
Phones
$308
1.5%
Website provider
$294
1.5%
Monthly phone bill
$262
1.3%
Event tickets for donation empowering our future
$258
1.3%
Office supplie reimbursement
$250
1.3%
Job search assistance
$249
1.2%
Pride ad
$193
1%
Information requested
$178
0.9%
Event flyer
$171
0.9%
Fees
$156
0.8%
Office phone/internet bill
$147
0.7%
Office phone/internet
$147
0.7%
District office wifi/phone
$147
0.7%
Phone bill
$132
0.7%
Compliance reporting
$124
0.6%
Newsletter/mail merger
$111
0.6%
Mail merger/newsletter
$111
0.6%
Used for newsletter/mail merger services
$111
0.6%
Event flyers
$55
0.3%
Website expenses
$27
0.1%
Phone accessory
$19
< 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
US Soccer
2018-08-01
$1,500
Event tickets
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2018-07-03
$1,000
Fundraising consulting
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2018-08-01
$1,000
Fundraising consulting
Blueprint Campaign Consulting
2018-08-31
$1,000
Fundraising consulting
Ed Mullen
2018-08-09
$1,000
Legal advice
Ed Mullen
2018-09-11
$1,000
Legal advice
Pearl's Southern Comfort
2018-08-01
$811
Event food and drink
Hensley Company
2018-08-01
$753
Postage and mail housing
Patricia Ewert
2018-07-18
$750
Payroll
Sommers & Fahrenbach
2018-08-01
$693
Printing
Maralea Negron
2018-08-30
$583
Payroll
Maralea Negron
2018-09-04
$583
Payroll
TPI Luggage
2018-08-02
$530
Yearly back to school backpack drive purchase
Jonathan Pearl
2018-07-03
$500
Compliance reporting/management
Jonathan Pearl
2018-08-02
$500
Expense reporting
With Logos
2018-08-09
$484
Promotional items
Ngp Van
2018-08-02
$450
Ngp filing
ABC Compuprint
2018-07-30
$412
Pride event handouts
Victory Fund
2018-09-25
$400
Conference tickets
Rosa Reyna
2018-09-28
$320
Cleaning services
Chicago Cubs
2018-07-30
$304
Event tickets
Godaddy.com LLC
2018-07-05
$294
Website provider
Verizon Communications
2018-09-17
$262
Monthly phone bill
Civic Leadership Foundation
2018-09-04
$258
Event tickets for donation empowering our future
Elizabeth Chapman
2018-07-16
$250
Office supplie reimbursement

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