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Top Contested Races for Illinois General Assembly

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Chamber District Total Candidates Total Funds in Race
House 12th 7 $2,152,069.20
Senate 1st 2 $1,869,724.98
House 16th 3 $1,297,953.87
House 77th 2 $1,014,157.92
Senate 37th 2 $931,338.39
House 48th 2 $909,864.26
House 111th 2 $890,453.12
House 37th 3 $878,502.39
Senate 10th 2 $846,049.53
Senate 40th 5 $819,747.04

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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
Friends of Michael J Madigan $14,564,269.24
Democratic Majority $4,437,913.48
Democratic Party of Illinois $2,491,232.63
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $382,962.64
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $2,322,110.83
Brady for Senate Inc $1,174,876.53
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $581,514.88
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $567,754.48
House Republican Organization $477,950.44
Illinois Republican Party $362,112.40


Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
AARP $450.00K Yes to a Financially Responsible Illinois
Craig Duchossois $100.00K Coalition To Stop The Proposed Tax Hike
Donald Wilson $100.00K Coalition To Stop The Proposed Tax Hike
Chicago Teachers Union PAC $57.80K United Working Families PAC
Democratic Majority $50.00K Friends of Maura Hirschauer
Democratic Majority $31.00K Friends of Maura Hirschauer
Democratic Party of Illinois $23.07K Mary for Illinois
Democratic Party of Illinois $21.45K Friends of Monica Bristow
Democratic Party of Illinois $20.80K Friends of Maura Hirschauer
Democratic Party of Illinois $20.75K Friends of Diane Pappas

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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 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$934,100.00
2 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$521,851.89
3 Yes to a Financially Responsible Illinois +$514,120.00
4 Coalition To Stop The Proposed Tax Hike +$375,000.00
5 SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC +$301,726.25
6 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate +$285,100.00
7 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$282,117.50
8 Illinois Republican Party +$255,000.00
9 Citizens for Durkin +$140,000.00
10 Democratic Majority +$137,500.00

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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 Vote Yes For Fairness $55,295,643.95
2 Friends of Michael J Madigan $14,564,269.24
3 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $7,497,224.05
4 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $4,761,490.13
5 Democratic Majority $4,437,913.48
6 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $4,384,738.20
7 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region $2,718,828.62
8 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,491,232.63
9 Citizens for Durkin $2,322,110.83
10 13th Ward Democratic Org $2,239,307.76

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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.




About

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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