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Race for Chicago Mayor

Funds raised in 2019 Race for Chicago Mayor, as of Dec 12, 2018

Candidate Cash on Hand Total Funds Raised
Bill Daley (D) $2,684,695.53 $2,745,815.00
Toni Preckwinkle (D) $1,696,606.49 $1,696,717.10
Gery Chico (D) $1,383,675.08 $1,393,627.00
Lori Lightfoot (D) $531,422.49 $996,911.23
Garry McCarthy (D) $389,816.54 $936,989.20
Willie Wilson (D) $313,499.22 $849,528.16
Paul Vallas (D) $448,207.94 $834,366.64
Susana Mendoza (D) $670,100.00 $670,100.00
Dorothy Brown (D) $39,764.02 $203,938.64
Amara Enyia (D) $200,067.54 $202,557.87
Neal Sales-Griffin (D) $18,072.92 $130,701.76
Ja'Mal Green (D) $17,995.01 $43,720.66
LaShawn Ford (D) $24,796.15 $24,796.15
Trudy Leong (D) $0.00 $0.00
Total Independent Expenditures $16,405.93
Total Funds in Mayoral Race $10,746,175.34


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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), Tom Chlystek $10,299,423.04
Senate 21st 2 Michael G. Connelly (i), Laura Ellman $3,809,949.47
Senate 36th 2 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson $3,798,461.21
Senate 27th 2 Tom Rooney (i), Ann Gillespie $3,647,279.40
House 111th 2 Mike Babcock, Monica Bristow $3,425,626.75
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $3,408,300.59
Senate 24th 2 Chris Nybo (i), Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak $3,373,957.04
House 49th 2 Tonia Jane Khouri, Karina Villa $3,369,856.29
House 48th 2 Peter Breen (i), Terra Costa Howard $3,366,943.43
House 116th 2 Jerry Costello II (i), David Friess $3,356,914.80

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
Friends of Michael J Madigan $16,543,841.56
Democratic Majority $12,553,499.30
Democratic Party of Illinois $10,600,862.33
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $5,997,291.75
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $1,498,804.99
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
House Republican Organization $8,152,382.50
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $7,756,091.34
Citizens for Durkin $7,318,478.55
Illinois Republican Party $5,713,416.55
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $4,467,920.93
Brady for Senate Inc $3,351,708.10

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
SEIU Illinois Council PAC Fund $1.00M Toni For Chicago
JIM S. FRANK $300.00K INCS Action Independent Committee
Howard Labkon $100.00K Susana Mendoza For Mayor c/o Susana A Mendoza
Willie Wilson $75.00K Willie Wilson for Mayor
Lori E. Lightfoot $50.00K Lightfoot for Chicago
Theresa Siaw $50.00K Friends of Theresa Siaw
Change Chicago, Inc. $40.00K Lightfoot for Chicago
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $34.79K Rooney for Illinois
Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE $25.96K American Federation of Teachers Local 604 COPE

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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 SEIU Illinois Council PAC +$1,250,000.00
2 Toni For Chicago +$1,215,079.10
3 Susana Mendoza For Mayor c/o Susana A Mendoza +$670,100.00
4 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$601,275.00
5 Bill Daley For Mayor +$511,200.00
6 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$414,947.44
7 Ellman for IL Senate D21 +$376,022.04
8 Gery Chico for Mayor +$329,963.10
9 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$304,583.47
10 INCS Action Independent Committee +$300,000.00

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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 JB for Governor $39,893,084.54
2 Friends of Michael J Madigan $16,543,841.56
3 Democratic Majority $12,553,499.30
4 Democratic Party of Illinois $10,600,862.33
5 House Republican Organization $8,152,382.50
6 Citizens for Rauner, Inc $7,756,091.34
7 Raoul for Illinois $7,369,227.43
8 Citizens for Durkin $7,318,478.55
9 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel $6,647,185.02
10 Senate Democratic Victory Fund $5,997,291.75

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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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