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

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 7, 2018

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Democratic Daniel Biss's election campaign committee, Biss for Illinois, spent $69,930 in the second 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 34.1% of this total ($8,982) going to Abigail Witt in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Biss's committee spent its money in the second quarter.

Table 1: Second-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Payroll
$26,332
37.7%
Consulting
$15,021
21.5%
Payroll tax
$10,425
14.9%
Refund of overpayment
$4,503
6.4%
Credit card processing fees
$3,656
5.2%
Event space and catering
$3,557
5.1%
Software
$3,161
4.5%
Sales tax
$1,567
2.2%
Tax payment
$692
1%
Subscriptions
$500
0.7%
Fees
$353
0.5%
Internet expenses
$147
0.2%
Utilities
$14
< 0.1%

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

Table 2: Largest expenses of the second quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
LBH Chicago
2018-04-06
$10,000
Consulting
Internal Revenue Service
2018-04-10
$5,842
Payroll tax
John A McLees
2018-04-29
$4,503
Refund of overpayment
Express Merchant Processing Solutions
2018-04-03
$3,585
Credit card processing fees
Bat17
2018-04-09
$3,557
Event space and catering
Abigail Witt
2018-04-10
$3,532
Payroll
Abigail Witt
2018-04-26
$3,532
Payroll
Abigail Witt
2018-05-09
$1,918
Payroll
Internal Revenue Service
2018-04-26
$1,767
Payroll tax
Emmali Richmond
2018-04-09
$1,700
Consulting
Illinois Department of Revenue
2018-04-09
$1,567
Sales tax
Illinois Department of Revenue
2018-04-10
$1,521
Payroll tax
Melissa Hoffmann
2018-04-13
$1,500
Consulting
Han Nguyen
2018-04-10
$1,464
Payroll
Nicholas Probst
2018-04-10
$1,410
Payroll
270 Strategies
2018-04-09
$1,366
Consulting
Aaron Brunmeier
2018-04-10
$1,328
Payroll
Joseph Hutton
2018-04-10
$1,116
Payroll
Robert Peters
2018-04-10
$1,066
Payroll
Tom Elliott
2018-04-10
$956
Payroll
Blue State Digital
2018-04-24
$950
Software
Internal Revenue Service
2018-05-09
$814
Payroll tax
Joshua Hartke
2018-04-10
$739
Payroll
Charissa Laisy
2018-04-10
$723
Payroll
Aaron Brunmeier
2018-04-26
$699
Payroll

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