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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 N Greenwood (D) Bob Romanik (R)     $2,069,865.05
0 Comptroller Leslie Munger (R) *INCUMBENT Susana Mendoza (D)     $1,669,212.14
59 Senate Gary F Forby (D) *INCUMBENT Dale Fowler (R)     $1,024,951.13
20 House Michael P McAuliffe (R) *INCUMBENT Merry Marwig (D)     $924,852.99
79 House Katherine"Kate" Cloonen (D) *INCUMBENT Lindsay Parkhurst (R)     $919,842.51
117 House John Bradley (D) *INCUMBENT Dave Severin (R) Scott Schluter (Libertarian) Robert "Bobby" Harner (The Tea Party) $889,962.31
31 Senate Melinda Bush (D) *INCUMBENT Michael Amrozowicz (R)     $857,485.68
111 House Daniel V Beiser (D) *INCUMBENT Michael Babcock (R)     $844,078.63
71 House Mike Smiddy (D) *INCUMBENT Tony McCombie (R)     $843,325.81
118 House Brandon Phelps (D) *INCUMBENT Jason V Kasiar (R)     $758,784.26

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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
Citizens for Rauner, Inc. $5.00M Illinois Republican Party
Illinois Republican Party $2.50M House Republican Organization
Illinois Republican Party $500.00K Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
IBEW Local Union 15 (Dues Check-Off) $183.92K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
AFSCME Illinois Political Account (membership dues) $100.00K AFSCME Illinois Council 31 PAC
House Republican Organization $98.93K Friends for Rod Drobinski
Midwest Region Organizing Committee $94.28K Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee
RSSCC $82.80K Friends for Mike Amrozowicz
UA Local 597 Pipefitters (members dues deductions) $77.89K Illinois Pipe Trades PEF
House Republican Organization $52.99K Citizens for Kay

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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 Illinois Republican Party +$10,005,000.00
2 House Republican Organization +$6,083,500.00
3 Republican State Senate Campaign Committee +$1,754,000.00
4 Citizens for Michael P McAuliffe +$748,017.98
5 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$702,049.07
6 Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding +$487,000.00
7 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$447,149.50
8 Friends for Mike Amrozowicz +$364,249.96
9 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC +$333,485.11
10 Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee +$305,754.87

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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 $15,290,774.95
2 Illinois Republican Party $13,067,327.80
3 House Republican Organization $7,781,675.41
4 Liberty Principles PAC $4,047,466.15
5 Democratic Majority $2,800,190.67
6 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,647,733.04
7 Senate Democratic Victory Fund $2,585,921.98
8 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC $2,422,015.13
9 Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $2,250,936.28
10 Laborers' Political Action and Education League $2,229,666.33

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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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