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How did Bob Morgan spend campaign funds in the fourth quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 1, 2019

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Democratic Bob Morgan's election campaign committee, Friends of Bob Morgan, spent $135,249 in the fourth quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Morgan's committee spent the most on campaign lit. in the quarter, with all those payments ($37,103) going to The Strategy Group in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Morgan's committee spent its money in the fourth quarter.

Table 1: Fourth-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Campaign lit.
$37,103
27.4%
Campaign literature
$23,019
17%
Campaign materials
$22,219
16.4%
Services
$11,846
8.8%
Campaign lit
$11,109
8.2%
Employee salary
$9,047
6.7%
Employee tax withholdings
$5,627
4.2%
Campaign consulting
$4,094
3%
Uncategorized expenses
$2,081
1.5%
Rent
$1,640
1.2%
Yard signs
$1,431
1.1%
Servies
$1,275
0.9%
Staff party
$1,000
0.7%
Campaign software
$750
0.6%
Fundraising fee
$516
0.4%
Printing
$450
0.3%
Website services
$363
0.3%
Bank charges
$350
0.3%
Campaign communication
$302
0.2%
Phone & internet service for campaign office
$298
0.2%
Campaign food & drink
$290
0.2%
Office supplies
$164
0.1%
Gusto payroll service fee
$135
0.1%
Food for campaign meeting
$132
0.1%

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
The Strategy Group
2018-10-01
$11,184
Campaign lit.
The Strategy Group
2018-10-01
$11,109
Campaign literature
The Strategy Group
2018-10-04
$11,109
Campaign lit.
The Strategy Group
2018-10-04
$11,109
Campaign lit
The Strategy Group
2018-10-05
$11,109
Campaign literature
The Strategy Group
2018-10-15
$11,109
Campaign lit.
The Strategy Group
2018-10-15
$11,109
Campaign materials
The Strategy Group
2018-10-15
$11,109
Campaign materials
Loren McGowan
2018-11-20
$3,830
Services
The Strategy Group
2018-10-15
$3,700
Campaign lit.
Loren McGowan
2018-11-14
$3,270
Services
Joshua May
2018-12-19
$2,937
Employee salary
Gusto Payroll Service
2018-11-14
$2,112
Employee tax withholdings
New Chicago Consulting
2018-10-24
$2,081
Uncategorized expenses
New Chicago Consulting
2018-11-26
$2,060
Campaign consulting
New Chicago Consulting
2018-12-24
$2,033
Campaign consulting
Elan Schwartz
2018-11-11
$1,494
Services
Minuteman Press
2018-10-16
$1,431
Yard signs
Allie McRaith
2018-10-30
$1,352
Employee salary
Allie McRaith
2018-11-14
$1,352
Employee salary
Allie McRaith
2018-10-02
$1,352
Employee salary
Allie McRaith
2018-10-16
$1,352
Employee salary
Loren McGowan
2018-11-11
$1,275
Servies
Gusto Payroll Service
2018-12-19
$1,243
Employee tax withholdings
Imperial Realty Company
2018-10-01
$1,200
Rent

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