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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 3 Jim Durkin (i), Elyse Hoffenberg, Mickey Straub $1,090,260.13
House 12th 2 Sara Feigenholtz (i), Jesse Garfinkel $901,529.48
House 91st 2 Michael Unes (i), Carolyn Blodgett $687,962.82
Senate 48th 3 Andy Manar (i), Christopher Hicks, Seth McMillan $599,700.78
House 113th 2 Jay Hoffman (i), Douglas Jameson $541,996.26
Senate 21st 2 Michael Connelly (i), Laura Ellman $478,302.76
Senate 36th 3 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson, Brandon Sanchez $442,861.10
House 80th 2 Anthony DeLuca (i), Tom Toolis $441,138.65
House 93rd 3 Norine Hammond (i), John Curtis, Joshua Griffith $414,440.25
House 98th 2 Natalie Manley (i), Alyssia Benford $370,888.87

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 $4,091,486.69
Friends of Michael J Madigan $3,039,130.95
Democratic Majority $2,550,376.76
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $892,631.40
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $370,667.01
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $65,694,384.23
Illinois Republican Party $4,580,503.50
House Republican Organization $3,509,341.92
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $1,512,484.22
Citizens for Durkin $484,689.36
Brady for Senate Inc $443,687.94

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
AFSCME Illinois Political Account (membership dues) $915.00K AFSCME Illinois Council 31 PAC
Mary Green $100.00K Biss for Illinois
Vincent Kolber $100.00K Ives For Illinois
Midwest Region Organizing Committee (Member Dues) $76.44K Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee
Construction and General Laborers Dist. Co. of Chicago & Vic. Laborers $52.90K Committee to Elect Jay C Hoffman
AFSCME Illinois Council No. 31 Political Action Committee $50.40K The People for Emanuel "Chris" Welch
Victoria McKay Kennison $50.00K Citizens to Elect Judge Victoria
William Dixon $50.00K Ives For Illinois
Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE $25.40K American Federation of Teachers Local 604 COPE
Elizabeth Weiss $25.00K Ives For Illinois

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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 AFSCME Illinois Council 31 PAC +$915,000.00
3 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$533,944.29
4 INCS Action Independent Committee +$525,000.00
5 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$450,793.10
6 Democratic Party of Illinois +$418,470.00
7 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$384,377.26
8 Democratic Majority +$373,970.00
9 Ives For Illinois +$278,000.00
10 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$265,775.70

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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 $65,694,384.23
2 JB for Governor $14,174,002.00
3 Laborers' Political Action and Education League $5,233,320.87
4 Illinois Republican Party $4,580,503.50
5 Democratic Party of Illinois $4,091,486.69
6 House Republican Organization $3,509,341.92
7 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC $3,293,542.29
8 Friends of Michael J Madigan $3,039,130.95
9 Biss for Illinois $2,827,421.64
10 Liberty Principles PAC $2,668,161.65

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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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