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Race for Chicago Mayor

Funds raised in 2019 Race for Chicago Mayor, as of Mar 18, 2019

Candidate Cash on Hand Total Funds Raised
Toni Preckwinkle (D) $5,388,145.61 $6,107,690.93
Lori Lightfoot (D) $2,665,040.92 $3,575,423.65
Total Independent Expenditures $16,405.93
Total Funds in Mayoral Race $9,699,520.51


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Top Contested Races for Illinois General Assembly

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Chamber District Total Candidates Candidates Total Funds in Race
House 82nd 2 Jim Durkin (i), Tom Chlystek $10,413,884.24
Senate 36th 2 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson $3,930,753.48
Senate 21st 2 Michael G. Connelly (i), Laura Ellman $3,920,583.63
Senate 27th 2 Tom Rooney (i), Ann Gillespie $3,736,170.75
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $3,611,676.75
House 111th 2 Mike Babcock, Monica Bristow $3,592,171.70
Senate 24th 2 Chris Nybo (i), Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak $3,487,861.00
House 116th 2 Jerry Costello II (i), David Friess $3,426,028.82
House 48th 2 Peter Breen (i), Terra Costa Howard $3,418,163.30
House 49th 2 Tonia Jane Khouri, Karina Villa $3,400,015.65

Party Funds in Illinois

Funds available for top Democratic and Republican political parties in Illinois, updated daily

Democratic State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Friends of Michael J Madigan $7,897,989.46
Democratic Majority $3,381,020.41
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $1,678,983.53
Democratic Party of Illinois $1,408,129.69
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $260,803.70
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $910,547.43
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $801,096.54
Brady for Senate Inc $342,703.38
Illinois Republican Party $327,639.78
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $316,765.79
House Republican Organization $176,969.46

Recent Political Donations

Top donations to Illinois political committees in the last 7 days, updated daily

Donor Amount Recipient
SEIU Healthcare IL IN $150.00K SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC
SEIU IL Council (Dues) $150.00K SEIU Illinois Council PAC
Meredith Bluhm-Wolf $100.00K Lightfoot for Chicago
Chicago Teachers Union-PAC $60.00K Toni For Chicago
Illinois Democratic Heartland Committee $59.00K Gregg Johnson for State Senate
UNITE HERE (Membership Dues) $50.00K UNITE HERE TIP State & Local Fund
Unite Here TIP State and Local Fund $50.00K Gutierrez for the New 30th Ward
Laura M. Ricketts $50.00K Lightfoot for Chicago
Cicero Voters Alliance (Larry Dominick Team) $48.00K Hispanic Democrats United
Latino Leadership Council $45.00K Lightfoot for Chicago

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Top Earners last 30 days, updated daily

Political committees operate by receiving donations, transfers and loans from people, organizations, and other committees. Here's who's raised the most money in the last month.

Rank Committee New funds
1 Lightfoot for Chicago +$2,037,300.00
2 Toni For Chicago +$1,803,220.52
3 Bill Daley For Mayor +$1,567,640.89
4 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$1,164,600.00
5 SEIU Illinois Council PAC +$650,000.00
6 Friends of Jerry Joyce +$507,000.00
7 Fight Back for a Better Tomorrow +$500,000.00
8 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$465,035.09
9 Susana Mendoza For Mayor +$416,870.85
10 Gery Chico for Mayor +$415,500.00

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Top Political Committees highest current funds, updated daily

Political committees must report their current funds, along with donations and expenditures every quarter. Here's the committees that have the most investments and cash on hand.

Rank Committee Current funds
1 Friends of Michael J Madigan $7,897,989.46
2 Bill Daley For Mayor $7,041,350.08
3 Toni For Chicago $5,388,145.61
4 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $5,202,606.17
5 Democratic Majority $3,381,020.41
6 Gery Chico for Mayor $3,024,026.37
7 Susana Mendoza For Mayor $2,751,460.72
8 Lightfoot for Chicago $2,665,040.92
9 Friends of Jerry Joyce $2,553,038.82
10 JB for Governor $2,546,738.32

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Tracking Political Donations by month and year

The chart below shows political donations since 1994. Hover over a month to see total donations and transfers during that time period. To see total donations and transfers by year, decrease the size of your browser window until you see dark green bars.


Illinois Sunshine is a tool by Reform for Illinois for browsing political contributions in the state of Illinois.

The data comes from the Illinois State Board of Elections, which has been collecting this data electronically since 1994. We built Illinois Sunshine to give journalists, activists and citizens better access to and documentation for this data.

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