How did Ives spend her money?
Monday, Apr 16, 2018
* I took a quick look at her expenditures and found a few interesting items. For instance, that book her campaign published and mailed to voters about Gov. Rauner cost her $385,680 via Jameson Books Inc., which is based in Ottawa.
Ives spent $2,748,284.85 on advertising, including $64,660 to run spots on the Illinois News Network, which used to be run by the Illinois Policy Institute. She reported spending $257K on media production and just $3,759.65 on polls.
Her spokesperson Kathleen Murphy was paid a mere $1,000, which is really odd. Pundit and PR person Dennis Byrne was paid $20,000 for contractual services.
Locality Labs, which is owned by Dan Proft ally Brian Timpone, was paid $37,908 for a website, newspaper advertising and contractual work. Timpone’s Newsinator LLC was paid $750.
Trump Tower got $1,294 for lodging and an event, while Uline Ship was paid $352.68.
And, finally, a company called Union Signs and Printing received $4,200 for yard signs out of a total of $35K spent on the signs.
A look at her in-kind contributions show Proft’s Illinois Opportunity Project paid for a plane ride the day before the election.