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How did Jim Acklin spend campaign funds in the first quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 7, 2016

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Republican Jim Acklin's election campaign committee, Citizens for Jim Acklin, spent $190,130 in the first quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Acklin's committee spent the most on television advertising in the quarter, with 98.7% of this total ($114,468) going to Hodas & Associates in Springfield. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Acklin's committee spent its money in the first quarter.

Table 1: First-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Television advertising
$115,968
61%
Radio advertising
$38,481
20.2%
Brochures
$6,129
3.2%
Yard signs
$6,072
3.2%
Consulting
$6,000
3.2%
Telephone polling
$3,916
2.1%
Accounting fees
$3,762
2%
Advertising
$3,257
1.7%
Mileage expenses
$2,110
1.1%
Newspaper advertising
$1,047
0.6%
Air fare
$827
0.4%
Palm cards
$802
0.4%
Magnets
$627
0.3%
Palm cards, magnets
$480
0.3%
Computer software
$450
0.2%
Postage
$196
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
Hodas & Associates
2016-02-22
$35,000
Television advertising
Hodas & Associates
2016-03-04
$25,000
Television advertising
Hodas & Associates
2016-02-26
$15,000
Television advertising
Hodas & Associates
2016-03-07
$10,000
Television advertising
Hodas & Associates
2016-02-29
$10,000
Radio advertising
Hodas & Associates
2016-02-29
$10,000
Television advertising
Hodas & Associates
2016-02-22
$8,453
Television advertising
Hodas & Associates
2016-02-29
$8,294
Radio advertising
Hodas & Associates
2016-02-26
$8,000
Television advertising
Hodas & Associates
2016-03-07
$7,076
Radio advertising
Hodas & Associates
2016-02-16
$6,129
Brochures
Adlexx
2016-01-11
$6,072
Yard signs
Hodas & Associates
2016-03-10
$4,898
Radio advertising
Hodas & Associates
2016-02-22
$4,898
Radio advertising
Hodas & Associates
2016-03-04
$3,316
Telephone polling
Hodas & Associates
2016-02-22
$3,313
Radio advertising
Hodas & Associates
2016-03-17
$3,015
Television advertising
Meredith Blanford
2016-03-10
$1,750
Consulting
Meredith Blanford
2016-02-23
$1,750
Consulting
Meredith Blanford
2016-01-19
$1,750
Consulting
Xpress Professional Services, Inc.
2016-03-10
$1,500
Television advertising
Royal Bookkeeping Services LLC
2016-02-23
$1,087
Accounting fees
Royal Bookkeeping Services LLC
2016-03-10
$925
Accounting fees
Southwest Airlines
2016-01-21
$827
Air fare
Facebook Inc.
2016-02-19
$750
Advertising

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