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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 $22,040,049.57
Senate 26th 2 $7,575,107.56
Senate 48th 2 $6,062,159.90
Senate 36th 2 $5,267,503.92
Senate 23rd 2 $4,176,787.65
House 112th 2 $3,818,250.95
Senate 40th 2 $3,453,362.15
Senate 57th 2 $3,348,666.85
House 113th 2 $3,188,735.84
House 81st 2 $3,001,005.54


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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 $50,358,767.85
Democrats for the Illinois House $17,886,692.98
Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $15,715,573.89
People for Emanuel Chris Welch $14,706,501.90
Democratic Party of Illinois $14,443,278.55
ISDF $13,212,109.94
Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Illinois Republican Party $5,403,700.68
Elect Dan McConchie $2,821,122.78
Citizens for Durkin $2,314,428.22
House Republican Organization $247,294.82
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $81,223.94

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Chicago Teachers Union - PAC $350.00K Friends of Brandon Johnson
ISDF $300.00K Friends of Mike Halpin
Carpentry Advancement Political Action Committee Fund $150.00K Lightfoot for Chicago
Will County Democratic Central Committee $55.00K Democratic Party of Illinois
Center For Racial and Gender Equity $50.00K Racial Justice PAC
The Children's Future $50.00K Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate
The People For Emmanuel (Chris) Welch $50.00K Raines-Welch for Judge
Lester Crown $25.00K Lightfoot for Chicago
LiUNA Chicago Laborers' District Council PAC $25.00K Lightfoot for Chicago

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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 Brandon Johnson +$797,100.00
2 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate +$653,585.64
3 Friends of Chuy Garcia +$607,888.00
4 Lightfoot for Chicago +$421,727.52
5 INCS Action Independent Committee +$400,000.00
6 Friends of Mike Halpin +$350,233.75
7 Carpentry Advancement Political Action +$318,642.21
8 Vallas For Mayor +$177,170.05
9 Stadelman for State Senate +$177,085.33
10 Vote Yes for Workers Rights +$167,673.06

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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 JB for Governor $50,358,767.85
2 Democrats for the Illinois House $17,886,692.98
3 People Who Play By The Rules PAC $17,360,741.06
4 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $15,715,573.89
5 People for Emanuel Chris Welch $14,706,501.90
6 Democratic Party of Illinois $14,443,278.55
7 ISDF $13,212,109.94
8 Carpentry Advancement Political Action $6,610,207.05
9 Friends of Michael J Madigan $6,445,544.15
10 All for Justice $6,109,220.00

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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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