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How did Daniel Biss spend campaign funds in the first quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 7, 2017

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Democratic Daniel Biss's election campaign committee, Biss for Illinois, spent $73,632 in the first quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Biss's committee spent the most on consulting in the quarter, with 47.1% of this total ($25,177) going to 270 Strategies in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Biss's committee spent its money in the first quarter.

Table 1: First-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Consulting
$53,467
72.6%
Digital advertising
$10,000
13.6%
Credit card processing fees
$4,508
6.1%
Design
$1,425
1.9%
Printing
$852
1.2%
Software
$705
1%
Contributions
$655
0.9%
Taxes
$634
0.9%
Ticket
$300
0.4%
Office rent
$250
0.3%
Rooms for candidate and staff
$244
0.3%
District office utility
$200
0.3%
Office utility
$140
0.2%
Rent
$117
0.2%
Gala program book
$75
0.1%
Office utilities
$56
< 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
270 Strategies
2017-03-18
$25,177
Consulting
HardPin Media LLC
2017-03-18
$14,099
Consulting
270 Strategies
2017-03-27
$10,000
Digital advertising
LBH Chicago
2017-01-13
$8,000
Consulting
MB Political Research
2017-03-18
$5,750
Consulting
ActBlue Technical Services
2017-03-23
$2,104
Credit card processing fees
Margot Harrington
2017-03-03
$1,425
Design
ActBlue Technical Services
2017-03-30
$1,017
Credit card processing fees
Breaker Press Co., Inc.
2017-02-28
$852
Printing
NGP Van, Inc.
2017-01-06
$705
Software
Department of the Treasury
2017-03-13
$634
Taxes
ActBlue Technical Services
2017-03-31
$618
Credit card processing fees
Blue State Digital
2017-03-27
$390
Consulting
Equality Illinois
2017-01-05
$300
Ticket
ActBlue Technical Services
2017-03-27
$283
Credit card processing fees
Chicago Votes Action Fund
2017-03-30
$250
Contributions
Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
2017-01-18
$250
Contributions
Baymont Inn & Suites
2017-03-28
$244
Rooms for candidate and staff
ActBlue Technical Services
2017-03-26
$238
Credit card processing fees
Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago
2017-02-03
$155
Contributions
Express Merchant Processing Solutions
2017-01-03
$146
Credit card processing fees
Dempster Skokie Partnership
2017-02-01
$125
Office rent
Dempster Skokie Partnership
2017-02-28
$125
Office rent
Dempster Skokie Partnership
2017-01-03
$117
Rent
Nicor
2017-02-23
$83
Office utility

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