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Race for Illinois Governor

Funds raised and spent in the 2018 Race for Illinois Governor.

Candidate Total Funds Raised
Bruce V Rauner (R) *Incumbent $71,633,557.34
JB Pritzker (D) $21,200,634.95
Daniel Biss (D) $2,845,177.98
Chris Kennedy (D) $2,552,869.04
Ameya Pawar (D) $700,561.90
Scott R Drury (D) $354,554.16
Robert A Daiber (D) $66,698.71
Alexander Paterakis (D) $5,000.00
Tio Hardiman (D) $0.00

Check out up-to-the-minute campaign finance filings with tweets from @ilsunshine

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Midwest Region Organizing Committee (Member Dues) $74.31K Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee
Engineers Political Education Committee $55.40K 13th Ward Democratic Org
Operating Engineers Local 399 Political Education Fund $55.40K Democratic Party of Illinois
Christine Svenson $50.00K Friends of Christine Svenson
Committee to Elect Maria Pappas $40.00K Cook County Democratic Party
Patty Gustin $20.00K Friends to Elect Patty Gustin
Barbara Bluhm-Kaul $14.20K Personal PAC Independent Committee
Barbara Bluhm-Kaul $10.80K Personal PAC Inc
Friends of Debra Shore $10.00K Cook County Democratic Party
Illinois Political Action Committee for Education $10.00K Friends of Jerry Costello II

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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 Liberty Principles PAC +$2,000,000.00
2 Illinois Republican Party +$507,147.88
3 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$486,872.40
4 Cook County Democratic Party +$396,400.00
5 Democratic Party of Illinois +$309,700.00
6 Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee +$278,169.17
7 Ameya Pawar for Governor +$254,000.00
8 SEIU Illinois Council PAC +$250,000.00
9 House Republican Organization +$214,500.00
10 Personal PAC Independent Committee +$209,900.00

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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 Citizens for Rauner, Inc $67,747,677.05
2 JB for Governor $11,874,467.68
3 Laborers' Political Action and Education League $4,654,509.45
4 Democratic Party of Illinois $3,096,263.46
5 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC $2,707,036.24
6 Liberty Principles PAC $2,702,776.15
7 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $2,667,093.07
8 Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,587,593.11
9 Biss for Illinois $2,502,990.17
10 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,302,199.89

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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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