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How did Dale Fowler spend campaign funds in the third quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Oct 7, 2016

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Republican Dale Fowler's election campaign committee, Fowler for Senate, spent $327,693 in the third quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Fowler's committee spent the most on television media in the quarter, with all those payments ($258,561) going to Strategic Media Services, Inc. in Arlington. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Fowler's committee spent its money in the third quarter.

Table 1: Third-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Television media
$258,561
78.9%
Radio advertising
$23,824
7.3%
Campaign staff
$7,717
2.4%
Signs, yard signs
$7,000
2.1%
Palm cards, promo items, printing, mailing
$3,260
1%
Consulting
$3,000
0.9%
Fund raising (food)
$1,996
0.6%
Sponsorships
$1,925
0.6%
Gas cards for interns
$1,900
0.6%
Computer software
$1,557
0.5%
Internet access
$1,548
0.5%
Gasoline
$1,407
0.4%
Supplies, parade candy
$1,317
0.4%
Rebar for signs
$1,254
0.4%
Social media advertising
$1,237
0.4%
Supplies
$1,105
0.3%
Utilities
$922
0.3%
Campaign work
$815
0.3%
Newspaper advertising
$775
0.2%
Helium for balloons
$683
0.2%
Equipment - purchase
$595
0.2%
Postage
$500
0.2%
T-shirts
$405
0.1%
Donation for event
$400
0.1%
Bank charges
$390
0.1%
Purchase of raffle prize
$379
0.1%
Office equipment
$369
0.1%
Donation for 4-h auction
$350
0.1%
Office supplies
$347
0.1%
Gift cards for interns
$313
0.1%
Promotional items
$260
< 0.1%
Banners
$227
< 0.1%
Computer - printer
$216
< 0.1%
Tent
$216
< 0.1%
Meals
$209
< 0.1%
Subscriptions
$200
< 0.1%
Candidate lodging
$193
< 0.1%
Helium & tank for balloons
$150
< 0.1%
Signs
$130
< 0.1%
Phones
$27
< 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
Strategic Media Services, Inc.
2016-09-30
$54,805
Television media
Strategic Media Services, Inc.
2016-09-16
$33,430
Television media
Strategic Media Services, Inc.
2016-09-23
$33,430
Television media
Strategic Media Services, Inc.
2016-08-04
$20,657
Television media
Strategic Media Services, Inc.
2016-08-10
$20,657
Television media
Strategic Media Services, Inc.
2016-08-16
$20,657
Television media
Strategic Media Services, Inc.
2016-08-24
$20,657
Television media
Strategic Media Services, Inc.
2016-07-28
$20,657
Television media
Strategic Media Services, Inc.
2016-08-31
$16,805
Television media
Strategic Media Services, Inc.
2016-09-08
$16,805
Television media
Adlexx
2016-09-06
$7,000
Signs, yard signs
River Radio of Southern Illinois
2016-09-26
$4,035
Radio advertising
River Radio of Southern Illinois
2016-09-29
$3,850
Radio advertising
Withers Broadcasting
2016-09-19
$3,611
Radio advertising
Withers Broadcasting
2016-09-30
$3,554
Radio advertising
River Radio of Southern Illinois
2016-09-20
$3,545
Radio advertising
Withers Broadcasting
2016-09-23
$3,389
Radio advertising
Adlexx
2016-08-04
$3,260
Palm cards, promo items, printing, mailing
Trafalgar Group
2016-09-28
$3,000
Consulting
Morello's Pizza & Grill
2016-09-06
$842
Fund raising (food)
Loopers Restaurant
2016-09-22
$811
Fund raising (food)
Tison & Hall Concrete Products, Inc.
2016-09-30
$757
Rebar for signs
Casey's of Harrisburg
2016-08-27
$650
Gas cards for interns
Dana Hooven
2016-08-01
$600
Campaign staff
Webq
2016-08-12
$590
Radio advertising

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