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Top Contested Races for Illinois General Assembly

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Chamber District Total Candidates Total Funds in Race
House 7th 2 $11,707,390.77
Senate 26th 2 $2,548,188.46
House 113th 2 $2,150,509.15
House 21st 3 $1,480,290.85
Senate 10th 2 $1,146,088.70
Senate 19th 2 $1,089,015.11
Senate 42nd 2 $1,088,008.99
Senate 18th 2 $1,016,002.80
House 112th 3 $1,015,129.74
Senate 31st 3 $951,112.43


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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
JB for Governor $88,429,860.51
Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $15,809,065.14
People for EmanuelChrisWelch $10,623,442.04
Democrats for the Illinois House $4,520,286.85
Democratic Party of Illinois $4,011,159.79
ISDF $2,840,524.58
Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $2,429,498.89
Elect Dan McConchie $1,926,200.89
Illinois Republican Party $756,017.99
House Republican Organization $301,851.47
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $102,358.94

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Midwest Operating Engineers Construction Industry Research and Service $605.85K Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC
Democratic Party of Illinois $216.17K JB for Governor
American Federation for Children Action Fund Inc. $200.00K Illinois Federation for Children PAC
Robert and Ann Bodach $100.00K Friends of Bob Bodach
JB For Governor $100.00K Preckwinkle for President
Michael Sacks $100.00K Citizens for Giannoulias
Donald Debolt $100.00K Debolt for Illinois
James S Frank $90.00K Vote Yes for Clean Air, Clean Water, and
ILLINOIS REALTORS $90.00K REALTORS® in Opposition to Home Rule
America United $80.00K Meet Our Potential

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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 Irvin For Illinois +$5,202,075.25
2 Vote Yes for Workers Rights +$4,930,000.00
3 Bailey for Illinois +$3,066,000.00
4 People for EmanuelChrisWelch +$1,853,000.00
5 Citizens for Giannoulias +$1,261,580.00
6 Democratic Party of Illinois +$1,102,540.00
7 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate +$1,081,337.11
8 Friends for Fritz +$964,500.00
9 JB for Governor +$869,054.18
10 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$665,752.25

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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 $88,429,860.51
2 Irvin For Illinois $41,365,175.34
3 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $15,809,065.14
4 People for EmanuelChrisWelch $10,623,442.04
5 Bailey for Illinois $9,342,195.93
6 Sullivan for Illinois NFP $8,201,621.51
7 People Who Play By The Rules PAC $8,095,000.00
8 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $7,998,719.71
9 Carpentry Advancement Political Action $6,942,686.91
10 Vote Yes for Workers Rights $6,651,025.23

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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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