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Top Contested Races for Illinois General Assembly

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Chamber District Total Candidates Total Funds in Race
House 7th 2 $11,707,390.77
Senate 26th 2 $2,661,238.46
House 113th 2 $2,178,009.15
House 21st 3 $1,651,993.71
Senate 10th 2 $1,146,088.70
House 112th 3 $1,113,590.16
Senate 19th 2 $1,102,140.81
Senate 42nd 2 $1,088,008.99
Senate 31st 3 $1,054,714.06
Senate 18th 2 $1,036,502.80


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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
JB for Governor $88,753,124.12
Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $15,951,565.14
People for Emanuel "Chris" Welch $10,623,442.04
Democratic Party of Illinois $4,556,159.79
Democrats for the Illinois House $4,520,286.85
ISDF $2,861,024.58
Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $2,498,498.89
Elect Dan McConchie $2,038,250.89
Illinois Republican Party $759,017.99
House Republican Organization $301,851.47
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $102,358.94

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
IBEW PAC Educational Fund $750.00K Vote Yes for Workers Rights
JIM S. FRANK $250.00K INCS Action Independent Committee
Michael Frerichs $100.00K Friends of Frerichs
Illinois PAC for Education $59.90K McCombie for Illinois
UA Union Plumbers & Pipefitters Vote! PAC $59.90K Friends for Susana Mendoza For Comptroller
Citizens for Connelly $59.65K Friends of John Curran
Friends of Nicholas Smith $54.90K Friends of Curtis Tarver ll
Michael Sacks $50.00K Citizens for Giannoulias
The People For Emmanuel (Chris) Welch $50.00K Raines-Welch for Judge
John Noverini $45.00K Citizens for Noverini

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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 Vote Yes for Workers Rights +$5,597,500.00
2 Friends for Fritz +$1,110,000.00
3 Democratic Party of Illinois +$1,051,320.00
4 Citizens for Giannoulias +$1,049,107.71
5 JB for Governor +$934,280.19
6 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$665,752.25
7 Carpentry Advancement Political Action +$608,873.72
8 Rabine for Governor +$474,700.00
9 Senate Republican Victory Fund +$422,673.06
10 Zalewski for State Representative +$384,575.73

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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 JB for Governor $88,753,124.12
2 Irvin For Illinois $41,377,047.61
3 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $15,951,565.14
4 People for Emanuel "Chris" Welch $10,623,442.04
5 Bailey for Illinois $9,342,195.93
6 Sullivan for Illinois NFP $8,240,232.92
7 People Who Play By The Rules PAC $8,095,000.00
8 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $7,998,719.71
9 Vote Yes for Workers Rights $7,411,025.23
10 Carpentry Advancement Political Action $6,942,686.91

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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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