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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 $3,077,093.84
Senate 23rd 2 Thomas Cullerton (i), Seth Lewis $1,949,525.99
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $1,874,603.86
House 113th 2 Jay Hoffman (i), Doug Jameson $1,342,105.81
Senate 36th 2 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson $1,251,872.85
Senate 29th 2 Julie A. Morrison (i), Barrett Davie $1,240,810.64
House 93rd 2 Norine K. Hammond (i), John Curtis $1,199,330.88
House 55th 2 Martin J. Moylan, Marilyn Smolenski $963,624.18
House 77th 2 Kathleen Willis (i), Anthony Airdo $931,922.52
House 72nd 2 Michael W. Halpin (i), Glen Evans Sr. $916,061.34

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 Majority $5,874,501.26
Democratic Party of Illinois $5,340,294.61
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $2,428,348.72
Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,414,009.25
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $762,107.12
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $33,087,043.90
House Republican Organization $6,222,627.46
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $1,740,949.40
Brady for Senate Inc $926,235.95
Illinois Republican Party $755,988.73
Citizens for Durkin $431,545.14

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $248.57K Friends of Tom Cullerton
Joe Mansueto $200.00K Citizens for Rauner, Inc
IBEW Local Union 134 (Dues Check-off) $195.14K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
Illinois Democratic Heartland $149.52K Friends of Andy Manar
Michael J. Madigan $100.00K Friends of Michael J Madigan
IBEW Local Union 21 (Dues Check-off) $82.91K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters PAC $55.40K Friends for Marty Moylan for State Representative
LIUNA Chicago Laborers' District Council PAC $55.40K Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Assn
Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE $55.40K Democratic Party of Illinois
Committee to Elect Jay C Hoffman $55.00K Friends of Natalie Phelps Finnie

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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 +$6,028,000.00
2 Liberty Principles PAC +$3,500,000.00
3 Citizens for Rauner, Inc +$1,173,700.00
4 Citizens For Erika Harold +$1,035,149.44
5 Raoul for Illinois +$891,357.41
6 McCann for Illinois +$600,000.00
7 Illinois Republican Party +$585,000.00
8 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel +$539,919.98
9 JB for Governor +$538,178.38
10 Friends of Tom Cullerton +$515,571.06

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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 $33,087,043.90
2 JB for Governor $19,211,568.28
3 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel $8,168,711.03
4 House Republican Organization $6,222,627.46
5 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $6,076,373.02
6 Democratic Majority $5,874,501.26
7 Liberty Principles PAC $5,504,860.66
8 Democratic Party of Illinois $5,340,294.61
9 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $3,611,733.90
10 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region $2,784,606.91

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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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