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

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By Local Labs News Service | Oct 7, 2016

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Democratic Brandon Phelps's election campaign committee, Brandon Phelps for State Representative, spent $168,321 in the third quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Phelps's committee spent the most on polling in the quarter, with all those payments ($27,500) going to Tulchin Research in San Francvisco. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Phelps's committee spent its money in the third quarter.

Table 1: Third-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Polling
$27,500
16.3%
Shirts
$11,860
7.1%
Golf outings
$11,142
6.6%
Website expenses
$10,972
6.5%
Rent
$10,498
6.2%
Campaign work
$9,345
5.6%
Printing
$7,300
4.3%
Sponsor
$7,150
4.3%
Signs
$6,505
3.9%
Postage
$6,000
3.6%
Supplies
$4,697
2.8%
Donations
$4,100
2.4%
Events
$4,000
2.4%
Mileage expenses
$3,416
2%
Meetings
$2,991
1.8%
Campaign workers
$2,911
1.7%
Car payment
$2,336
1.4%
Phone services
$2,283
1.4%
Advertising
$1,954
1.2%
Food
$1,813
1.1%
Campaign office deposit for rent
$1,800
1.1%
Campaign services
$1,630
1%
Voter registration
$1,340
0.8%
T shirts
$1,321
0.8%
Gifts
$1,261
0.8%
Ads
$1,252
0.7%
Insurance
$1,216
0.7%
Uniform sponsor
$1,200
0.7%
Lodging
$1,101
0.7%
Photo shoot
$1,100
0.7%
Cups
$1,083
0.6%
Electronic filing
$1,010
0.6%
Workers
$821
0.5%
Utilities
$767
0.5%
Golf outing service
$750
0.5%
Campaign expenses less than $150
$733
0.4%
Registration
$715
0.4%
Campaign furniture
$710
0.4%
July rent and deposit
$690
0.4%
Gasoline
$638
0.4%
Car rental
$629
0.4%
Conference
$621
0.4%
Birthday decorations
$595
0.4%
Sponsor/donation
$550
0.3%
Democrat luncheon
$540
0.3%
Frontier days
$500
0.3%
Men's golf outing
$500
0.3%
Fundraisers
$436
0.3%
School supplies
$418
0.3%
Hole sponsor
$400
0.2%
Internet access
$375
0.2%
Rentals
$345
0.2%
Lodging for conference
$323
0.2%
Fundraising
$312
0.2%
Service
$200
0.1%
Golf outing hole sponsor
$200
0.1%
2 hole sponsor
$200
0.1%
Framing/resolutions
$177
0.1%
Washer for eldorado school
$150
< 0.1%
Advertisement
$142
< 0.1%
Fppd
$130
< 0.1%
Internet service
$100
< 0.1%
Tefer alesha
$100
< 0.1%
Radio sponsor
$100
< 0.1%
Ad for flag day
$90
< 0.1%
Legislative conference
$81
< 0.1%
Union county fair
$75
< 0.1%
Cable
$69
< 0.1%
Expenses
$32
< 0.1%

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

Table 2: Largest expenses of the third quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Tulchin Research
2016-08-18
$27,500
Polling
Hickory Ridge Golf Course
2016-07-05
$7,490
Golf outings
Dogwood Hill Communication
2016-07-08
$7,000
Website expenses
Union Sign & Printing
2016-07-20
$6,505
Signs
Girls in the Garage
2016-08-31
$6,048
Shirts
A & K Printing
2016-08-18
$5,053
Printing
Dogwood Hill Communication
2016-09-13
$3,972
Website expenses
Southern Illinois University
2016-07-13
$3,652
Golf outings
Girls in the Garage
2016-09-15
$3,411
Shirts
US Postal Service
2016-08-17
$3,351
Postage
Town & Country
2016-09-09
$2,500
Events
Usps
2016-08-11
$2,215
Postage
CASA of Saline County
2016-09-19
$2,000
Sponsor
Tri-State Business Equipment
2016-07-19
$1,838
Supplies
Xyz Llc
2016-07-01
$1,800
Campaign office deposit for rent
Morello's Pizza & Grill
2016-09-02
$1,704
Meetings
Priority Staffing
2016-09-12
$1,559
Campaign workers
Bdgh
2016-09-21
$1,546
Rent
Town & Country
2016-08-23
$1,500
Events
Bdgh
2016-08-15
$1,450
Rent
Girls in the Garage
2016-07-15
$1,321
T shirts
Girls in the Garage
2016-08-08
$1,296
Shirts
Frontier Citizen
2016-09-14
$1,278
Phone services
Country Insurance
2016-09-27
$1,216
Insurance
American Real Estate
2016-09-02
$1,200
Rent

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