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Race for Chicago Mayor

Funds raised in 2019 Race for Chicago Mayor, as of Oct 16, 2019

Candidate Cash on Hand Total Funds Raised
Lori Lightfoot (D) $1,446,107.18 $8,574,966.48
Toni Preckwinkle (D) $21,551.27 $7,608,799.56
Total Independent Expenditures $16,405.93
Total Funds in Mayoral Race $16,200,171.97


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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 $11,242,429.80
Senate 36th 2 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson $4,168,534.39
Senate 21st 2 Michael G. Connelly (i), Laura Ellman $3,948,351.03
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $3,926,738.27
Senate 27th 2 Tom Rooney (i), Ann Gillespie $3,785,300.33
House 111th 2 Mike Babcock, Monica Bristow $3,702,373.97
Senate 24th 2 Chris Nybo (i), Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak $3,523,308.12
House 116th 2 Jerry Costello II (i), David Friess $3,478,908.43
House 49th 2 Tonia Jane Khouri, Karina Villa $3,457,154.44
House 48th 2 Peter Breen (i), Terra Costa Howard $3,451,917.78

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 $7,423,225.98
Democratic Majority $4,136,513.03
Democratic Party of Illinois $1,163,489.06
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $923,519.70
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $341,940.87
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $1,248,134.34
Brady for Senate Inc $694,504.70
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $646,112.08
House Republican Organization $428,506.76
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $236,126.53
Illinois Republican Party $106,369.28

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Frank R. DiFranco $200.00K Citizens to Elect Frank R DiFranco
Kerrie Maloney Laytin $150.00K Friends of Judge Kerrie Maloney Laytin
SEIU Illinois Council PAC Fund $57.80K 13th Ward Democratic Org
LIUNA Chicago Laborers' District Council PAC $57.80K Senate Democratic Victory Fund
Chicago Land Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC $57.80K 13th Ward Democratic Org
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Political Action Committee $57.80K 13th Ward Democratic Org
Liuna Chicago Laborers' District Council Political Action Committee $57.80K 13th Ward Democratic Org
SEIU HealthCare IL IN PAC HCII PAC $55.40K 13th Ward Democratic Org
Chicagoland Operators Joint LM PAC $55.30K Friends of Lance Yednock
Mary C Bonoma $50.00K David A Bonoma for Judge

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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 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council +$585,733.08
2 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$490,831.25
3 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC +$489,804.78
4 Democratic Party of Illinois +$478,228.72
5 SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC +$466,600.00
6 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$459,350.00
7 Friends for Foxx +$414,490.00
8 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$352,820.36
9 SEIU Illinois Council PAC +$350,000.00
10 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$332,720.53

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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 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $7,434,767.09
2 Friends of Michael J Madigan $7,423,225.98
3 Democratic Majority $4,136,513.03
4 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $2,647,715.20
5 13th Ward Democratic Org $2,169,648.71
6 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,103,052.45
7 The Burnham Committee $1,870,976.80
8 REALTORS® Political Action Committee $1,864,393.36
9 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE $1,738,461.73
10 Personal PAC Inc $1,578,433.87

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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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