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How did Alyssia Benford spend campaign funds in the fourth quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 4, 2019

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Republican Alyssia Benford's election campaign committee, Citizens For Benford, spent $28,218 in the fourth quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Benford's committee spent the most on printing in the quarter, with all those payments ($10,171) going to Political Media Now in Joliet. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Benford's committee spent its money in the fourth quarter.

Table 1: Fourth-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Printing
$10,171
36%
Consulting
$3,262
11.6%
Fund raising (food)
$1,971
7%
Digital ads
$1,754
6.2%
Payroll
$1,587
5.6%
Postage
$1,459
5.2%
Rent
$1,269
4.5%
Legal fees
$1,000
3.5%
Mailing
$1,000
3.5%
Utilities
$870
3.1%
Website expenses
$594
2.1%
Photography
$550
2%
Polling
$450
1.6%
Fund raising entertainment
$400
1.4%
Sponsorships
$400
1.4%
Signs
$350
1.2%
Donations
$250
0.9%
Campaign work
$200
0.7%
Returned donation
$200
0.7%
Food
$165
0.6%
Office supplies
$156
0.6%
Bank charges
$155
0.6%

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
Political Media Now
2018-10-12
$3,663
Printing
Political Media Now
2018-10-31
$2,708
Printing
Political Media Now
2018-10-24
$2,500
Printing
LaSorella
2018-10-24
$1,509
Fund raising (food)
Political Media Now
2018-10-12
$1,459
Postage
Political Media Now
2018-11-08
$1,300
Printing
DWBolingbroke, LLC
2018-10-12
$1,269
Rent
The Charles Group
2018-10-12
$1,262
Consulting
Keay & Costello
2018-10-12
$1,000
Legal fees
Political Media Now
2018-11-01
$1,000
Mailing
Babette Holder Youngberg
2018-10-01
$859
Digital ads
ComEd
2018-10-05
$527
Utilities
Facebook
2018-10-30
$500
Digital ads
Asg
2018-10-10
$500
Consulting
Asg
2018-10-15
$500
Consulting
Asg
2018-10-24
$500
Consulting
Asg
2018-11-01
$500
Consulting
Bolingbrook Country Club
2018-10-08
$461
Fund raising (food)
Victory Research
2018-10-15
$450
Polling
Audio West Entertainment
2018-10-01
$400
Fund raising entertainment
Labranche Family Foundation
2018-10-12
$400
Sponsorships
Political Media Now
2018-11-05
$350
Signs
Constant Contact
2018-10-09
$345
Website expenses
ComEd
2018-10-24
$343
Utilities
Wayne Gifford
2018-11-19
$335
Payroll

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