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How did Rita Mayfield spend campaign funds in the first quarter?

Politics

By Local Labs News Service | Apr 7, 2016

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Democratic Rita Mayfield's election campaign committee, Friends of Rita Mayfield, spent $5,683 in the first quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Mayfield's committee spent the most on hall rental for raising funds in the quarter, with all those payments ($2,500) going to Chicago Cubs in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Mayfield's committee spent its money in the first quarter.

Table 1: First-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Hall rental for raising funds
$2,500
44%
Printing
$500
8.8%
Fund raising (food)
$500
8.8%
Sponsorships
$500
8.8%
Civil penalties
$500
8.8%
Contractual expenses
$487
8.6%
Campaign work
$200
3.5%
Donations
$200
3.5%
Flowers
$176
3.1%
Newspaper advertising
$120
2.1%

Table 2 below shows the top 10 largest single expenditures during the quarter.

Table 2: Largest expenses of the first quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Chicago Cubs
2016-03-30
$2,500
Hall rental for raising funds
North Shore Printers
2016-01-29
$500
Printing
Boone's Saloon
2016-03-02
$500
Fund raising (food)
Haces
2016-03-01
$500
Sponsorships
State Board of Elections
2016-03-07
$500
Civil penalties
Harbor Lites Chapter, The Links Inc.
2016-03-22
$487
Contractual expenses
Danny, Sr Garland
2016-03-31
$200
Campaign work
Sign of the Dove
2016-03-31
$200
Donations
Balmes Flower Shop
2016-02-01
$176
Flowers
The Peoples Voice - Elroy Reed
2016-03-15
$120
Newspaper advertising

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