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How did Julie Cho spend campaign funds in the third quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Oct 7, 2018


Republican Julie Cho's election campaign committee, Friends of Julie Cho, spent $71,257 in the third quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Cho's committee spent the most on consulting in the quarter, with 68.5% of this total ($14,607) going to Powering Campaigns in Evanston. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Cho's committee spent its money in the third quarter.

Table 1: Third-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Consulting
$21,314
29.9%
Production media expenses
$17,825
25%
Website expenses
$11,723
16.5%
Graphic design
$3,950
5.5%
Photography
$3,448
4.8%
Campaign staff
$3,295
4.6%
Donations
$2,075
2.9%
Ad books
$1,738
2.4%
Printing
$1,448
2%
Food
$951
1.3%
Computer software
$849
1.2%
Fund raising (food)
$618
0.9%
Campaign work
$500
0.7%
Research
$500
0.7%
Digital ads
$499
0.7%
Payroll
$360
0.5%
Bank charges
$159
0.2%

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
McGuffin Creative Group
2018-09-21
$11,723
Website expenses
Guy Bauer Production
2018-08-28
$11,000
Production media expenses
McGuffin Creative Group
2018-08-09
$6,000
Production media expenses
Powering Campaigns
2018-08-01
$5,000
Consulting
Cynthia Lynn Photography
2018-08-15
$3,448
Photography
Terry Schilling
2018-07-25
$3,000
Consulting
Powering Campaigns
2018-08-15
$2,500
Consulting
Powering Campaigns
2018-09-04
$2,500
Consulting
Marcin Wozniak
2018-07-02
$2,000
Graphic design
Powering Campaigns
2018-09-24
$1,500
Consulting
Powering Campaigns
2018-07-10
$1,500
Ad books
Gaintap
2018-09-17
$1,437
Consulting
Two Bridges
2018-08-29
$1,250
Graphic design
Powering Campaigns
2018-08-10
$1,107
Consulting
Art of Evolution Theatre
2018-08-15
$1,000
Donations
Powering Campaigns
2018-09-10
$1,000
Consulting
Powering Campaigns
2018-07-31
$1,000
Consulting
Cheryl Gorey
2018-09-20
$825
Production media expenses
Korea Red Ginseng
2018-07-30
$700
Food
Marcin Wozniak
2018-07-31
$700
Graphic design
Harry's Kitchen
2018-09-26
$618
Fund raising (food)
J&h
2018-08-28
$600
Printing
Newegg
2018-08-22
$579
Computer software
Martha Burns
2018-08-20
$500
Campaign work
Martha Burns
2018-07-10
$500
Campaign staff

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