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How did Ragan Freitag spend campaign funds in the fourth quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Jan 7, 2017

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Republican Ragan Freitag's election campaign committee, Friends for Freitag, spent $24,464 in the fourth quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Freitag's committee spent the most on printing in the quarter, with 97.8% of this total ($15,155) going to Curtis Scott Advertising in Elmhurst. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Freitag's committee spent its money in the fourth quarter.

Table 1: Fourth-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Printing
$15,499
63.4%
Consulting
$1,959
8%
Radio advertising
$1,519
6.2%
Newspaper advertising
$1,210
5%
Campaign work
$950
3.9%
Signs
$803
3.3%
Donations
$610
2.5%
Golf outings
$555
2.3%
Sponsorships
$475
1.9%
Accounting fees
$375
1.5%
Postage
$307
1.3%
Magazine advertising
$200
0.8%

Table 2 below shows the top 24 largest single expenditures during the quarter.

Table 2: Largest expenses of the fourth quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Curtis Scott Advertising
2016-10-21
$9,597
Printing
Curtis Scott Advertising
2016-11-03
$5,557
Printing
American Strategies
2016-11-02
$1,450
Consulting
Strong Media
2016-10-25
$1,019
Radio advertising
Image 360
2016-10-05
$803
Signs
Labor Record
2016-11-03
$600
Newspaper advertising
Joliet Country Club
2016-10-05
$555
Golf outings
The Newberg Group
2016-10-05
$509
Consulting
Wilmington Catfish Days
2016-11-15
$475
Sponsorships
Free Press Advocate
2016-11-01
$407
Newspaper advertising
Steve Weber
2016-10-28
$375
Accounting fees
Wilmington Rotary Fundraiser
2016-10-15
$360
Donations
Perma Graphics
2016-10-25
$343
Printing
Usps
2016-10-25
$307
Postage
Strong Media
2016-10-25
$300
Radio advertising
Braidwood Police Dept.
2016-10-24
$250
Donations
Robyn Coyne
2016-10-05
$250
Campaign work
Georgia Freitag
2016-10-05
$250
Campaign work
Wilmington Catfish Days
2016-11-15
$250
Campaign work
Free Press Advocate
2016-11-01
$202
Newspaper advertising
Alpha Media
2016-11-03
$200
Radio advertising
Reagan Haurt
2016-10-02
$200
Campaign work
Farmers Weekly
2016-10-23
$100
Magazine advertising
Farmers Weekly
2016-11-03
$100
Magazine advertising

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