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How did Brandon Phelps spend campaign funds in the first quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 7, 2016

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Democratic Brandon Phelps's election campaign committee, Brandon Phelps for State Representative, spent $120,381 in the first quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Phelps's committee spent the most on contributions in the quarter, with all those payments ($50,000) going to Friends of Juliana Stratton in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Phelps's committee spent its money in the first quarter.

Table 1: First-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Contributions
$50,000
41.5%
Fundraisers
$35,532
29.5%
Food
$3,940
3.3%
Donations
$2,556
2.1%
Travel
$2,094
1.7%
Votebuilder
$1,850
1.5%
Rent and utilities
$1,750
1.5%
Lodging
$1,706
1.4%
Rent
$1,600
1.3%
Auto lease
$1,557
1.3%
Advertising
$1,410
1.2%
Sponsorships
$1,400
1.2%
Insurance
$1,171
1%
Easter donation
$1,000
0.8%
Helmet sponsorship
$1,000
0.8%
Office equipment
$940
0.8%
Phone services
$935
0.8%
Office rent
$800
0.7%
Ads
$800
0.7%
Car lease payment
$778
0.7%
Electronic filing
$730
0.6%
Saline county democratic event
$661
0.6%
Radio ad
$660
0.6%
Postage
$605
0.5%
Scholarship donation
$500
0.4%
Sponsor banquet
$500
0.4%
Holiday greeting
$360
0.3%
Donation for girls basketball
$350
0.3%
File cabinet
$326
0.3%
Voter file
$314
0.3%
Sponsor mlk breakfast
$300
0.3%
Sponsor
$255
0.2%
Election day and mileage
$250
0.2%
Subscriptions
$250
0.2%
Gasoline
$220
0.2%
Christmas
$200
0.2%
Campaign supplies
$181
0.2%
Supplies
$164
0.1%
Parking
$158
0.1%
Cable
$120
0.1%
Gas bill
$114
< 0.1%
Membership
$105
< 0.1%
Ffa week
$90
< 0.1%
Tv office service
$56
< 0.1%
Utilities
$50
< 0.1%
Mailbox
$34
< 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
Friends of Juliana Stratton
2016-03-08
$50,000
Contributions
Ticket Time USA
2016-01-19
$7,500
Fundraisers
Ticket Time USA
2016-02-17
$7,500
Fundraisers
Scottrade Center
2016-01-12
$4,000
Fundraisers
Scottrade Center
2016-01-19
$4,000
Fundraisers
Kelli Ahrens
2016-01-19
$3,300
Fundraisers
Scottrade Center
2016-02-01
$2,375
Fundraisers
Scottrade Center
2016-01-27
$2,375
Fundraisers
Scottrade Center
2016-01-26
$2,000
Fundraisers
NGP Van Inc.
2016-03-14
$1,850
Votebuilder
Scottrade Center
2016-01-25
$1,400
Fundraisers
Hilton
2016-02-10
$1,310
Lodging
Indigo Restaurant
2016-01-14
$1,304
Food
Country Insurance
2016-03-22
$1,171
Insurance
Scottrade Center
2016-02-22
$1,082
Fundraisers
Bdgh
2016-03-01
$1,000
Rent and utilities
Eldorado American Legion
2016-03-10
$1,000
Easter donation
Eldorado Youth Athletics
2016-01-05
$1,000
Helmet sponsorship
Best Buy
2016-02-18
$940
Office equipment
DPS Properties
2016-02-01
$800
Rent
DPS Properties
2016-01-05
$800
Office rent
DPS Properties
2016-03-01
$800
Rent
SI Dollar Saver
2016-01-08
$800
Ads
Ford Credit
2016-03-21
$778
Car lease payment
Ford Credit
2016-01-28
$778
Auto lease

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