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

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By Local Labs News Service | Jan 7, 2018

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Democratic Daniel Biss's election campaign committee, Biss for Illinois, spent $635,426 in the fourth quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Biss's committee spent the most on payroll in the quarter, with 10.4% of this total ($20,329) going to Abigail Witt in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Biss's committee spent its money in the fourth quarter.

Table 1: Fourth-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Payroll
$195,933
30.8%
Consulting
$112,150
17.7%
Payroll tax
$95,095
15%
Digital advertising
$85,000
13.4%
Research
$52,900
8.3%
Credit card processing fees
$11,592
1.8%
Rent
$10,725
1.7%
Office equipment
$10,229
1.6%
Health insurance premium
$9,748
1.5%
Printing
$8,305
1.3%
Account reconciliation
$6,650
1.1%
Software
$6,424
1%
Mileage expenses
$4,819
0.8%
Photography
$2,910
0.5%
Contribution refund
$2,000
0.3%
Food for event
$1,860
0.3%
Venue for event
$1,595
0.3%
Retreat
$1,569
0.3%
Travel
$1,381
0.2%
Office supplies
$1,200
0.2%
Security deposit and rent
$1,200
0.2%
Event supplies
$1,088
0.2%
Security deposit
$1,000
0.2%
Internet expenses
$967
0.2%
Postage
$904
0.1%
Utilities
$824
0.1%
Fuel
$822
0.1%
Sales tax
$791
0.1%
Av equipment
$663
0.1%
Shipping
$531
< 0.1%
Event fee
$500
< 0.1%
Event equipment
$420
< 0.1%
Event space
$400
< 0.1%
Vehicle maintenance
$399
< 0.1%
Stamps
$392
< 0.1%
Rent and security deposit
$375
< 0.1%
Fees
$345
< 0.1%
Food and supplies for event
$296
< 0.1%
Parking
$276
< 0.1%
Insurance
$246
< 0.1%
Conference fee
$240
< 0.1%
District office utility
$227
< 0.1%
Food
$167
< 0.1%
Room rental
$150
< 0.1%
Subscriptions
$87
< 0.1%
Po box renewal
$20
< 0.1%

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

Table 2: Largest expenses of the fourth quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
270 Strategies
2017-10-31
$85,000
Digital advertising
Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, Inc.
2017-10-02
$52,900
Research
LBH Chicago
2017-10-01
$42,000
Consulting
LBH Chicago
2017-11-16
$23,000
Consulting
LBH Chicago
2017-11-01
$21,000
Consulting
270 Strategies
2017-10-28
$20,000
Consulting
Internal Revenue Service
2017-11-29
$13,738
Payroll tax
Internal Revenue Service
2017-12-12
$13,517
Payroll tax
Internal Revenue Service
2017-11-10
$13,350
Payroll tax
Internal Revenue Service
2017-12-26
$13,350
Payroll tax
Internal Revenue Service
2017-10-27
$12,457
Payroll tax
Internal Revenue Service
2017-10-12
$10,662
Payroll tax
B&h
2017-10-12
$9,397
Office equipment
Justin Horwitz
2017-10-10
$6,650
Account reconciliation
Aetna
2017-11-02
$5,532
Health insurance premium
Aetna
2017-12-04
$4,215
Health insurance premium
Wildfire Contact
2017-11-08
$4,210
Printing
Abigail Witt
2017-10-12
$3,388
Payroll
Abigail Witt
2017-10-27
$3,388
Payroll
Abigail Witt
2017-11-10
$3,388
Payroll
Abigail Witt
2017-11-29
$3,388
Payroll
Abigail Witt
2017-12-12
$3,388
Payroll
Abigail Witt
2017-12-26
$3,388
Payroll
Illinois Department of Revenue
2017-10-12
$3,076
Payroll tax
Illinois Department of Revenue
2017-11-10
$2,966
Payroll tax

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