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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, 2018

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Democratic Daniel Biss's election campaign committee, Biss for Illinois, spent $5,837,052 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 tv advertising in the quarter, with all those payments ($4,452,277) going to Canal Partners Media in Atlanta. 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
Tv advertising
$4,452,277
76.3%
Digital advertising
$300,500
5.2%
Payroll
$205,469
3.5%
Consulting
$177,350
3%
Media production
$149,694
2.6%
Payroll tax
$94,536
1.6%
Production
$91,297
1.6%
Mail
$72,833
1.3%
Research
$66,860
1.2%
Printing
$65,489
1.1%
Software
$53,947
0.9%
Credit card processing fees
$30,273
0.5%
Rent
$17,262
0.3%
Health insurance premium
$6,586
0.1%
Event space
$6,436
0.1%
Mileage expenses
$6,379
0.1%
Photography
$4,189
< 0.1%
Shipping
$4,123
< 0.1%
Insurance
$3,837
< 0.1%
Fees
$3,080
< 0.1%
Food for event
$2,278
< 0.1%
Office supplies
$2,194
< 0.1%
Food
$1,976
< 0.1%
Event rentals
$1,919
< 0.1%
Event supplies
$1,754
< 0.1%
Postage
$1,607
< 0.1%
Internet expenses
$1,315
< 0.1%
Merchandise
$1,087
< 0.1%
Catering
$1,074
< 0.1%
Utilities
$999
< 0.1%
Office space
$975
< 0.1%
Website expenses
$930
< 0.1%
Fuel
$796
< 0.1%
Event assistance
$732
< 0.1%
Office clean out
$605
< 0.1%
Office and event supplies
$600
< 0.1%
Contribution refund
$500
< 0.1%
Transportation
$444
< 0.1%
Event fee
$400
< 0.1%
Parking
$351
< 0.1%
Office equipment
$303
< 0.1%
Office rental
$300
< 0.1%
Parking permits
$240
< 0.1%
Sales tax
$201
< 0.1%
Video production
$200
< 0.1%
Av equipment
$196
< 0.1%
Event rental equipment
$190
< 0.1%
Food and event supplies
$183
< 0.1%
Event rental
$180
< 0.1%
Subscriptions
$87
< 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
Canal Partners Media
2018-03-12
$700,000
Tv advertising
Canal Partners Media
2018-03-05
$600,000
Tv advertising
Canal Partners Media
2018-02-26
$450,000
Tv advertising
Canal Partners Media
2018-02-20
$425,000
Tv advertising
Canal Partners Media
2018-01-16
$412,550
Tv advertising
Canal Partners Media
2018-01-08
$377,450
Tv advertising
Canal Partners Media
2018-02-12
$376,496
Tv advertising
Canal Partners Media
2018-01-19
$369,905
Tv advertising
Canal Partners Media
2018-01-26
$348,565
Tv advertising
Canal Partners Media
2018-02-05
$348,565
Tv advertising
270 Strategies
2018-01-10
$200,000
Digital advertising
Three Point Media
2018-01-31
$84,769
Media production
Three Point Media
2018-01-01
$64,924
Media production
Three Point Media
2018-03-18
$60,457
Production
Canal Partners Media
2018-03-19
$43,746
Tv advertising
Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, Inc.
2018-03-01
$41,600
Research
Wildfire Contact
2018-02-26
$37,617
Mail
Wildfire Contact
2018-03-09
$36,759
Printing
Wildfire Contact
2018-03-05
$35,215
Mail
270 Strategies
2018-03-12
$32,500
Digital advertising
270 Strategies
2018-03-26
$32,500
Digital advertising
Three Point Media
2018-02-24
$30,840
Production
LBH Chicago
2018-01-01
$23,000
Consulting
LBH Chicago
2018-03-26
$21,500
Consulting
LBH Chicago
2018-01-31
$21,500
Consulting

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