Keep an eye on money in Illinois politics
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Contested races for the Illinois General Assembly and Illinois Comptroller with the highest available funds and most Super PAC spending. Click on a row to see individual races.
|District||Branch||Candidates||Total Money in Race|
|114||House||LaToya N Greenwood (D)||Bob Romanik (R)||$2,074,865.05|
|111||House||Daniel V Beiser (D) *INCUMBENT||Michael Babcock (R)||$1,907,604.85|
|31||Senate||Melinda Bush (D) *INCUMBENT||Michael Amrozowicz (R)||$1,848,398.83|
|20||House||Michael P McAuliffe (R) *INCUMBENT||Merry Marwig (D)||$1,828,622.59|
|117||House||John Bradley (D) *INCUMBENT||Dave Severin (R)||$1,781,627.58|
|0||Comptroller||Leslie Munger (R) *INCUMBENT||Susana Mendoza (D)||$1,748,330.04|
|79||House||Katherine"Kate" Cloonen (D) *INCUMBENT||Lindsay Parkhurst (R)||$1,632,463.23|
|23||Senate||Thomas Cullerton (D) *INCUMBENT||Seth Lewis (R)||$1,624,165.64|
|59||Senate||Gary F Forby (D) *INCUMBENT||Dale Fowler (R)||$1,586,581.11|
|62||House||Sam Yingling (D) *INCUMBENT||Rod Drobinski (R)||$1,580,434.24|
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.
Top donations to Illinois political committees in the last 7 days, updated daily.
|Fight Back Fund||$975.00K||Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding|
|Illinois Republican Party||$750.00K||House Republican Organization|
|Madigan, Michael Friends of||$500.00K||Democratic Party of Illinois|
|SEIU IL Council (Dues)||$300.00K||SEIU Illinois Council PAC|
|Citizens for John Cullerton||$200.00K||Senate Democratic Victory Fund|
|Illinois Republican Party||$150.00K||Republican State Senate Campaign Committee|
|House Republican Organization||$124.73K||Citizens for Michael P McAuliffe|
|IBEW Local Union 51 (Dues Check-off)||$107.76K||International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC|
|Citizens for John Cullerton||$100.00K||Senate Democratic Victory Fund|
|House Republican Organization||$95.35K||Citizens for Kay|
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
|1||Illinois Republican Party||+$4,023,208.46|
|2||House Republican Organization||+$3,426,500.00|
|3||Democratic Party of Illinois||+$2,292,350.00|
|4||Senate Democratic Victory Fund||+$1,567,434.80|
|5||Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding||+$1,283,000.00|
|6||SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC||+$1,072,105.00|
|8||AFSCME Illinois Council 31 PAC||+$1,000,000.00|
|9||Liberty Principles PAC||+$1,000,000.00|
|10||International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC||+$839,719.89|
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.
|1||Illinois Republican Party||$17,090,536.26|
|2||Citizens for Rauner, Inc||$15,291,774.95|
|3||House Republican Organization||$11,208,175.41|
|4||Liberty Principles PAC||$5,047,466.15|
|5||Democratic Party of Illinois||$4,940,083.04|
|6||Senate Democratic Victory Fund||$4,153,356.78|
|8||Republican State Senate Campaign Committee||$3,092,786.28|
|9||Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC||$2,894,258.13|
|10||Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding||$2,597,501.00|
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.