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Illinois Governor's Race:

A Fundraising Breakdown 

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Transparency: Required for Fair Property Tax Assessments

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Marie Newman Out-Raises Incumbent Lipinski 2 to 1 in Pre-Election Filings

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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 3 Jim Durkin (i), Tom Chlystek, Mickey Straub $4,042,307.19
House 5th 4 Felicia Bullock, Kenneth Dunkin, Lamont Robinson, Dilara Sayeed $1,403,069.15
House 93rd 3 Norine Hammond (i), John Curtis, Joshua Griffith $1,348,233.34
House 28th 3 Mary Carvlin, Kimberly Koschnitzky, Robert "Bob" Rita $1,169,617.50
House 17th 6 Candance Chow, Peter A. Dagher, Alexandra Eidenberg, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Peter Lee, Mary Rita Luecke $1,144,413.48
House 109th 3 David Reis (i), Darren Bailey, Cynthia Given $1,091,511.73
House 113th 2 Jay Hoffman (i), Douglas Jameson $1,055,264.72
House 53rd 3 Eddie Corrigan, Katie Miller, Mark Walker $1,048,819.05
House 56th 3 Michelle Mussman (i), Jillian Bernas, Charlotte Kegarise $921,696.41
House 19th 3 Robert F. Martwick, Jr. (i), Ammie Kessem, Jeffrey LaPorte $864,044.69

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
Democratic Party of Illinois $5,368,176.72
Democratic Majority $3,796,273.60
Friends of Michael J Madigan $3,705,868.54
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $1,650,210.08
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $885,078.62
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $56,099,271.95
House Republican Organization $3,442,533.96
Illinois Republican Party $1,976,883.92
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $1,691,906.23
Citizens for Durkin $1,658,857.53
Brady for Senate Inc $632,551.56

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
JB Pritzker $6.30M JB for Governor
Steven Miller $1.00M Friends of Scott Drury
Fight Back Fund $675.00K Fight Back for a Better Tomorrow
Christopher G. Kennedy $500.00K Kennedy for Illinois
Fight Back Fund $300.00K Fight Back for a Better Tomorrow
Illinois Manufacturers' Association $300.00K The JOBS PAC
AFT Solidarity Fund, dues $193.22K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE
Chicago Teachers Union, IFT Local 1, dues $152.03K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE
Vincent Kolber $150.00K Ives For Illinois - Governor
House Republican Organization $150.00K Citizens for Hammond

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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 JB for Governor +$13,308,820.00
2 Kennedy for Illinois +$2,129,462.38
3 Fight Back for a Better Tomorrow +$1,651,000.00
4 Taxpayers for Quinn +$1,182,000.00
5 Friends of Scott Drury +$1,141,600.00
6 Biss for Illinois +$1,079,131.59
7 Raoul for Illinois +$1,075,861.58
8 Ives For Illinois - Governor +$857,948.94
9 The JOBS PAC +$850,000.00
10 Citizens for Durkin +$824,691.67

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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 Citizens for Rauner, Inc $56,099,271.95
2 JB for Governor $35,173,444.41
3 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $5,789,733.77
4 Democratic Party of Illinois $5,368,176.72
5 Biss for Illinois $5,255,224.46
6 Liberty Principles PAC $4,944,687.64
7 Ives For Illinois - Governor $3,918,477.83
8 Democratic Majority $3,796,273.60
9 Kennedy for Illinois $3,783,351.23
10 Friends of Michael J Madigan $3,705,868.54

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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 the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform 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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