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Race for Illinois Governor

Funds raised and spent in the 2018 Race for Illinois Governor.

Candidate Total Funds Raised
Bruce V Rauner (R) *Incumbent $71,618,557.34
JB Pritzker (D) $21,200,634.95
Daniel Biss (D) $2,815,857.98
Chris Kennedy (D) $2,487,224.04
Ameya Pawar (D) $446,561.90
Scott R Drury (D) $354,554.16
Robert A Daiber (D) $79,487.42
Alexander Paterakis (D) $5,000.00
Tio Hardiman (D) $0.00

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Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Gail Waller $75.00K Biss for Illinois
Robert Wilbrandt $45.00K Committee to Elect Robert Wilbrandt, Jr. Circuit Judge
Arroyo Open PAC $35.00K Citizens for Luis Arroyo Jr
Rachel Hayman $10.00K Biss for Illinois
Home Run Inn $10.00K Zalewski for State Representative
Jodi Block $10.00K Personal PAC Inc
Edward M Marx Foundation $10.00K 39th Ward PAC-Randy Barnette Chairperson
Susan Bishop $10.00K Committee to Elect Judge Christen L Bishop
University Prof. of Ill., Local 4100, dues $9.80K Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE
Southern IL Laborers & Employers H&W (Member Dues) $8.24K Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee

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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 JB for Governor +$7,000,000.00
2 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$453,537.49
3 Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee +$207,193.24
4 Cicero Voters Alliance (The Larry Dominick Team) +$136,873.00
5 Citizens for Mazzochi +$125,000.00
6 Biss for Illinois +$121,500.00
7 Citizens for Lou Lang +$94,450.00
8 Brady for Senate Inc +$92,500.00
9 Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate +$84,681.53
10 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$80,400.00

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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 Citizens for Rauner, Inc $67,732,677.05
2 JB for Governor $11,874,467.68
3 Laborers' Political Action and Education League $4,654,509.45
4 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,786,563.46
5 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $2,667,093.07
6 Biss for Illinois $2,473,670.17
7 Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,398,543.11
8 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,301,199.89
9 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC $2,220,163.84
10 Friends of Edward M Burke $2,189,616.65

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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 the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform 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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