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Race for Chicago Mayor

Funds raised in 2019 Race for Chicago Mayor, as of Feb 22, 2019

Candidate Cash on Hand Total Funds Raised
Bill Daley (D) $6,685,515.24 $8,651,398.81
Toni Preckwinkle (D) $3,730,385.09 $4,449,930.41
Gery Chico (D) $2,652,526.37 $3,043,467.45
Susana Mendoza (D) $2,448,089.87 $2,630,421.11
Jerry Joyce (D) $2,301,038.82 $2,545,317.32
Lori Lightfoot (D) $709,740.92 $1,620,123.65
Willie Wilson (D) $612,159.62 $1,569,088.16
Garry McCarthy (D) $328,988.98 $1,325,806.80
Paul Vallas (D) $353,162.95 $1,106,492.78
Bob Fioretti (D) $539,721.91 $713,229.31
Amara Enyia (D) $504,703.46 $654,771.31
Neal Sales-Griffin (D) $8,067.41 $153,781.73
LaShawn Ford (D) $60,684.02 $87,407.58
John Kozlar (D) $1,136.20 $1,014.00
Total Independent Expenditures $76,405.93
Total Funds in Mayoral Race $28,628,656.35


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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 $10,335,314.64
Senate 21st 2 Michael G. Connelly (i), Laura Ellman $3,879,083.63
Senate 36th 2 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson $3,870,753.48
Senate 27th 2 Tom Rooney (i), Ann Gillespie $3,681,977.53
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $3,605,176.75
House 111th 2 Mike Babcock, Monica Bristow $3,592,171.70
Senate 24th 2 Chris Nybo (i), Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak $3,459,361.00
House 116th 2 Jerry Costello II (i), David Friess $3,426,028.82
House 48th 2 Peter Breen (i), Terra Costa Howard $3,418,163.30
House 49th 2 Tonia Jane Khouri, Karina Villa $3,397,515.65

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 $7,897,989.46
Democratic Majority $3,381,020.41
Democratic Party of Illinois $1,383,402.93
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $569,383.53
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $163,503.70
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $831,977.83
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $801,096.54
Brady for Senate Inc $323,203.38
Illinois Republican Party $320,889.78
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $251,265.79
House Republican Organization $106,969.46

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Kenneth Griffin $1.00M Bill Daley For Mayor
Fight Back Fund $500.00K Fight Back for a Better Tomorrow
STEVE HARRICK $250.00K Friends of Jerry Joyce
JANINE JOYCE $200.00K Friends of Jerry Joyce
Gery Chico $100.00K Gery Chico for Mayor
LiUNA Chicago Laborers' District Council PAC $100.00K Susana Mendoza For Mayor
Eric Vassilatos $100.00K Bill Daley For Mayor
Fred Eychaner $100.00K Toni For Chicago
Jim S. Frank $75.00K Gery Chico for Mayor
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-IUC COPE $55.40K Chicago Teachers Union Local 1 PAC

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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 Bill Daley For Mayor +$4,046,181.86
2 Friends of Jerry Joyce +$1,797,250.00
3 Toni For Chicago +$1,441,064.84
4 Fight Back for a Better Tomorrow +$1,214,000.00
5 Gery Chico for Mayor +$1,047,057.89
6 Susana Mendoza For Mayor +$877,200.00
7 Willie Wilson for Mayor +$460,000.00
8 Lightfoot for Chicago +$458,500.00
9 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$359,907.55
10 SEIU Local 73 Bi-Partisan PAC +$298,078.10

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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 $7,897,989.46
2 Bill Daley For Mayor $6,685,515.24
3 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $5,202,606.17
4 Toni For Chicago $3,730,385.09
5 Democratic Majority $3,381,020.41
6 Gery Chico for Mayor $2,652,526.37
7 Susana Mendoza For Mayor $2,448,089.87
8 Friends of Jerry Joyce $2,301,038.82
9 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel $2,206,193.64
10 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,112,155.97

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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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