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Race for Chicago Mayor

Funds raised in 2019 Race for Chicago Mayor, as of Jun 16, 2019

Candidate Cash on Hand Total Funds Raised
Toni Preckwinkle (D) $450,258.22 $7,559,411.01
Lori Lightfoot (D) $1,792,269.31 $7,222,315.69
Total Independent Expenditures $16,405.93
Total Funds in Mayoral Race $14,798,132.63


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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 $10,553,234.24
Senate 36th 2 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson $3,949,037.16
Senate 21st 2 Michael G. Connelly (i), Laura Ellman $3,927,233.63
Senate 27th 2 Tom Rooney (i), Ann Gillespie $3,747,108.46
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $3,634,984.13
House 111th 2 Mike Babcock, Monica Bristow $3,595,721.72
Senate 24th 2 Chris Nybo (i), Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak $3,499,008.12
House 116th 2 Jerry Costello II (i), David Friess $3,465,237.37
House 48th 2 Peter Breen (i), Terra Costa Howard $3,421,818.79
House 49th 2 Tonia Jane Khouri, Karina Villa $3,412,703.17

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 $7,436,015.93
Democratic Majority $3,801,570.19
Democratic Party of Illinois $793,650.49
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $646,689.54
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $320,820.90
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $955,877.29
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $731,687.09
House Republican Organization $579,830.65
Brady for Senate Inc $453,149.56
Illinois Republican Party $314,111.57
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $296,528.97

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
IL Education Association (IEA) (IPACE) $25.00K Senate Democratic Victory Fund
Jamestown Associates $21.11K House Republican Organization
Jamestown Associates $14.66K House Republican Organization
Apartment Management Consultants LLC $11.10K Citizens for Bolingbrook PAC
James R. Stern $10.00K Lightfoot for Chicago
Exelon Generation Company $10.00K House Republican Organization
Barbara Kern $10.00K St Clair County Democratic Central Comm
Tyrone C. Fahner $10.00K Lightfoot for Chicago
Thomas Tully $10.00K Lightfoot for Chicago

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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 +$210,091.49
2 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$148,253.00
3 SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC +$147,291.25
4 Lightfoot for Chicago +$109,500.00
5 Democratic Majority +$97,500.00
6 25th Ward Regular Democratic Organization +$85,000.00
7 Friends of David Gonzalez +$84,075.00
8 Illinois Democratic Heartland Committee +$80,000.00
9 Erin For Judge +$76,000.00
10 Committee to Elect Kelly Marie McCarthy +$70,000.00

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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 Friends of Michael J Madigan $7,436,015.93
2 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $5,339,733.95
3 Democratic Majority $3,801,570.19
4 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $2,781,719.96
5 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,106,680.17
6 The Burnham Committee $1,876,265.66
7 Lightfoot for Chicago $1,792,269.31
8 REALTORS® Political Action Committee $1,787,627.03
9 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel $1,706,395.70
10 INCS Action Independent Committee $1,495,078.86

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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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