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Race for Chicago Mayor

Funds raised in 2019 Race for Chicago Mayor, as of Apr 18, 2019

Candidate Cash on Hand Total Funds Raised
Toni Preckwinkle (D) $407,364.67 $7,516,517.46
Lori Lightfoot (D) $1,421,580.73 $6,849,125.11
Total Independent Expenditures $16,405.93
Total Funds in Mayoral Race $14,382,048.50


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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 $10,497,234.24
Senate 36th 2 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson $3,939,037.16
Senate 21st 2 Michael G. Connelly (i), Laura Ellman $3,926,233.63
Senate 27th 2 Tom Rooney (i), Ann Gillespie $3,745,108.46
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 $3,494,508.12
House 116th 2 Jerry Costello II (i), David Friess $3,458,537.37
House 48th 2 Peter Breen (i), Terra Costa Howard $3,420,818.79
House 49th 2 Tonia Jane Khouri, Karina Villa $3,404,703.17

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 $7,377,730.33
Democratic Majority $3,383,270.19
Democratic Party of Illinois $791,150.49
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $213,188.49
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $90,420.90
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $899,877.29
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $731,687.09
Brady for Senate Inc $356,049.56
Illinois Republican Party $314,111.57
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $249,943.97
House Republican Organization $60,039.16

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
SEIU Healthcare IL IN $61.92K SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC
Health Care Council of Illinois $50.00K Health Care Council of IL PAC
Muneer Satter $50.00K Lightfoot for Chicago
Midwest Region Organizing Committee (Member Dues) $30.36K Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee
Olsen for Illinois $30.00K Friends of David Olsen
Eastern Missouri Laborers' District Council $23.20K Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee
Tap Room Gaming, LLC $23.20K Small Business Coalition
State Street Public Affairs LLC $23.20K Waukegan Voter Alliance
State Street Public Affairs LLC $23.20K Small Business Coalition
Ernst & Young U.S. LLP $23.20K Illinois CPA's for Political Action

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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 Lightfoot for Chicago +$2,835,928.29
2 Toni For Chicago +$905,913.27
3 INCS Action Independent Committee +$573,400.00
4 Chicago Forward +$426,407.50
5 Service Employees Local #1 PEC +$400,000.00
6 Melissa For Chicago +$366,446.32
7 Citizens for Patrick O'Connor +$332,718.56
8 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$313,154.61
9 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$276,412.50
10 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council +$251,597.63

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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 $7,377,730.33
2 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $5,339,733.95
3 Democratic Majority $3,383,270.19
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 REALTORS® Political Action Committee $1,738,432.86
8 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel $1,706,395.70
9 INCS Action Independent Committee $1,495,078.86
10 13th Ward Democratic Org $1,485,648.43

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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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