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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 $16,469,115.56
Senate 26th 2 $5,375,697.47
Senate 48th 2 $2,793,328.32
Senate 36th 2 $2,636,882.05
House 113th 2 $2,355,016.20
House 112th 2 $1,502,692.28
House 68th 2 $1,497,616.35
Senate 19th 2 $1,348,751.38
Senate 18th 2 $1,337,852.13
House 53rd 2 $1,260,464.20


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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 $60,815,121.58
Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $19,657,823.59
People for Emanuel Chris Welch $14,734,932.65
ISDF $10,311,528.14
Democratic Party of Illinois $9,460,293.50
Democrats for the Illinois House $7,512,947.81
Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Elect Dan McConchie $4,229,524.85
Illinois Republican Party $2,113,698.11
Citizens for Durkin $1,968,887.15
House Republican Organization $285,673.52
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $57,223.94

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Elect Dan McConchie $1.30M Senate Republican Victory Fund
Labor Management Union Carpentry Cooperation Promotion Fund $662.91K Carpentry Advancement Political Action
Friends of Don Harmon $500.00K All for Justice
Fair Fight $500.00K All for Justice
JIM C. WALTON $400.00K INCS Action Independent Committee
Health Care Council of Illinois $400.00K Health Care Council of IL PAC
ISDF $275.00K Friends of Doris Turner
Fight Back Fund $251.00K Fight Back for a Better Tomorrow
Pipefitters' Assoc Local 597 UA Illinois PAC Fund $250.00K People for Emanuel Chris Welch
RSLC PAC $250.00K Families for a Safer Illinois

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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 Senate Republican Victory Fund +$3,082,842.31
2 People for Emanuel Chris Welch +$2,953,176.87
3 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate +$2,450,820.03
4 All for Justice +$2,364,000.00
5 Elect Dan McConchie +$2,314,409.15
6 Illinois Republican Party +$1,660,000.00
7 Bailey for Illinois +$1,440,334.51
8 Cook County Democratic Party +$1,212,100.00
9 Vote No on Amendment 1 +$1,000,000.00
10 Willie Wilson for Mayor +$1,000,000.00

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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 $60,815,121.58
2 People Who Play By The Rules PAC $20,669,048.98
3 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $19,657,823.59
4 People for Emanuel Chris Welch $14,734,932.65
5 ISDF $10,311,528.14
6 Democratic Party of Illinois $9,460,293.50
7 Vote Yes for Workers Rights $8,663,959.85
8 Carpentry Advancement Political Action $7,992,764.86
9 Democrats for the Illinois House $7,512,947.81
10 Friends of Michael J Madigan $6,478,943.13

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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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