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Contested Races updated daily

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 Greenwood (D) Bob Romanik (R)     $2,058,270.05
0 Comptroller Leslie Munger (R) *INCUMBENT Susana Mendoza (D)     $1,644,712.14
79 House Kate Cloonen (D) *INCUMBENT Lindsay Parkhurst (R)     $781,126.15
12 House Sara Feigenholtz (D) *INCUMBENT Gene Witt (R)     $673,731.49
118 House Brandon Phelps (D) *INCUMBENT Jason Kasiar (R)     $672,165.03
117 House John Bradley (D) *INCUMBENT Dave Severin (R) Scott Schluter (Libertarian) Robert "Bobby" Harner (The Tea Party) $648,554.18
59 Senate Gary Forby (D) *INCUMBENT Dale Fowler (R)     $602,208.70
55 House Martin Moylan (D) *INCUMBENT Dan Gott (R)     $586,417.09
111 House Daniel Beiser (D) *INCUMBENT Mike Babcock (R)     $567,552.81
46 House Deb Conroy (D) *INCUMBENT Heidi Holan (R)     $556,116.90

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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.

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Midwest Operating Engineers Construction Industry Research and Service $409.64K Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC
International Union of Operating Engineers $53.90K Intl Union of Operating Engineers/Engineers
IBEW Local Union 134 (Dues Check-off) $25.00K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters $25.00K Mike Smiddy for State Representative
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $23.30K Gary Forby Campaign Fund
Citizens For Durkin $14.83K Citizens for Michael P McAuliffe
J & J Ventures Gaming LLC $14.00K Illinois Gaming Machine Operators Assn
RSM US LLP $10.00K Illinois CPA's for Political Action
Working Forward PAC $10.00K Biss for Illinois
IBEW Local Union 702 (Dues Check-off) $9.99K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC

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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 House Republican Organization +$1,052,470.05
2 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel +$455,950.00
3 Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding +$452,500.00
4 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$409,635.27
5 Friends for Susana Mendoza +$374,950.00
6 Support Independent Maps +$316,500.00
7 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$219,461.08
8 Intl Union of Operating Engineers/Engineers +$179,667.01
9 Gary Forby Campaign Fund +$113,753.13
10 Citizens for Sara Feigenholtz +$110,150.70

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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 $15,226,260.51
2 Friends of Edward M Burke $8,347,386.79
3 Liberty Principles PAC $3,972,466.15
4 Illinois Republican Party $3,062,327.80
5 Senate Democratic Victory Fund $2,880,596.67
6 Democratic Majority $2,774,590.67
7 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,489,508.04
8 Laborers' Political Action and Education League $2,229,666.33
9 Turnaround Illinois $2,207,174.49
10 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,194,850.80

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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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