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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), Mickey Straub $905,288.70
House 12th 2 Sara Feigenholtz (i), Jesse Garfinkel $825,193.29
House 91st 2 Michael Unes (i), Carolyn Blodgett $677,686.59
Senate 48th 3 Andy Manar (i), Christopher Hicks, Seth McMillan $472,760.19
Senate 21st 2 Michael Connelly (i), Laura Ellman $461,228.36
Senate 36th 3 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson, Brandon Sanchez $414,427.42
House 80th 2 Anthony DeLuca (i), Tom Toolis $408,553.65
House 93rd 3 Norine Hammond (i), John Curtis, Joshua Griffith $386,440.25
Senate 24th 2 Chris Nybo (i), Suzanne Glowiak $314,841.73
House 113th 2 Jay Hoffman (i), Douglas Jameson $293,824.29

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 $3,673,016.69
Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,505,186.66
Democratic Majority $2,176,406.76
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $493,254.14
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $271,399.72
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $65,591,284.23
Illinois Republican Party $4,570,503.50
House Republican Organization $446,629.92
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $429,784.22
Citizens for Durkin $346,937.93
Brady for Senate Inc $315,843.28


Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
SEIU Healthcare IL IN $228.75K SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC
Midwest Region Organizing Committee (Member Dues) $71.66K Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee
MICHAEL L. KEISER $62.00K INCS Action Independent Committee
Engineers Political Education Committee $55.40K Friends for Arthur Turner II
Engineers Political Education Committee $55.40K Friends of Robert "Bob" Rita
SEIU Health Care IL IN PAC $55.40K Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate
Engineers Political Education Committee $55.40K Julie Morrison for State Senate
Engineers Political Education Committee $55.40K Committee to Elect Jay C Hoffman
Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee $50.40K Friends of Michael J Madigan
JB For Governor $40.00K Cook County Democratic Party

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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 +$7,000,000.00
2 Illinois Republican Party +$4,450,000.00
3 Kennedy for Illinois +$886,173.45
4 Democratic Party of Illinois +$692,502.00
5 Laborers' Political Action and Education League +$611,043.35
6 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region +$534,767.12
7 Democratic Majority +$516,830.00
8 Biss for Illinois +$505,978.00
9 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$494,434.21
10 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$409,230.00

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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 $65,591,284.23
2 JB for Governor $7,174,002.00
3 Laborers' Political Action and Education League $5,233,320.87
4 Illinois Republican Party $4,570,503.50
5 Democratic Party of Illinois $3,673,016.69
6 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC $2,842,749.19
7 Biss for Illinois $2,671,521.64
8 Liberty Principles PAC $2,668,161.65
9 Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,505,186.66
10 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,371,660.44

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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.




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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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