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How did Casey Urlacher spend campaign funds in the first quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 7, 2016

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Non partisan Casey Urlacher's election campaign committee, Citizens for Urlacher, spent $196,643 in the first quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Urlacher's committee spent the most on mailing in the quarter, with 88.1% of this total ($104,476) going to Goodman Political in Vernon Hills. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Urlacher's committee spent its money in the first quarter.

Table 1: First-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Mailing
$118,594
60.3%
Survey
$17,500
8.9%
Consulting
$11,500
5.9%
Online ad/consulting
$10,451
5.3%
Signs
$5,844
3%
Attorney
$5,000
2.5%
Campaign staff
$4,000
2%
Production media expenses
$3,000
1.5%
Attorney fees
$2,500
1.3%
Software
$2,407
1.2%
Training expense
$2,400
1.2%
Promotional items
$1,650
0.8%
Staffing expense
$1,293
0.7%
Filing expense
$1,250
0.6%
Website design
$1,000
0.5%
Robo calls
$1,000
0.5%
Campaign office
$1,000
0.5%
Campaign work
$1,000
0.5%
Office services
$875
0.4%
Note cards
$640
0.3%
Photography
$600
0.3%
Printing
$575
0.3%
Advertising
$500
0.3%
Social media
$315
0.2%
Print design
$300
0.2%
Research
$260
0.1%
Website expenses
$250
0.1%
Internet access
$247
0.1%
Room rental - training
$247
0.1%
Donations
$200
0.1%
Meals
$130
< 0.1%
Staff lodging
$109
< 0.1%

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

Table 2: Largest expenses of the first quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Goodman Political
2016-02-24
$23,439
Mailing
Goodman Political
2016-03-04
$22,939
Mailing
Goodman Political
2016-03-03
$22,939
Mailing
Illinois & American Strategies
2016-01-06
$17,500
Survey
Goodman Political
2016-02-15
$11,719
Mailing
Goodman Political
2016-03-08
$11,719
Mailing
Goodman Political
2016-02-11
$11,719
Mailing
McGaffer Communications
2016-02-08
$11,154
Mailing
Goodman Political
2016-02-24
$10,451
Online ad/consulting
Odelson & Sterk
2016-02-29
$5,000
Attorney
Dan Donahue
2016-01-11
$4,000
Campaign staff
McGaffer Communications
2016-01-11
$4,000
Consulting
Broner Inc.
2016-01-27
$3,980
Signs
Strong Media
2016-02-16
$3,000
Production media expenses
Graphic Image
2016-02-02
$2,964
Mailing
Odelson & Sterk
2016-01-12
$2,500
Attorney fees
Elect, Inc.
2016-01-12
$2,407
Software
Newsmakers
2016-01-13
$2,400
Training expense
McGaffer Communications
2016-02-02
$2,000
Consulting
McGaffer Communications
2016-02-24
$2,000
Consulting
TG Signs
2016-02-01
$1,650
Promotional items
Alice Campbell Staffing
2016-01-12
$1,293
Staffing expense
Dena Puccillo
2016-01-18
$1,250
Filing expense
Ashley Miller
2016-01-08
$1,000
Website design
Elect, Inc.
2016-02-26
$1,000
Robo calls

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