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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 4 Jim Durkin (i), Tom Chlystek, Elyse Hoffenberg, Mickey Straub $1,396,003.06
House 91st 2 Michael Unes (i), Carolyn Blodgett $695,962.82
Senate 48th 3 Andy Manar (i), Christopher Hicks, Seth McMillan $628,000.78
House 113th 2 Jay Hoffman (i), Douglas Jameson $613,396.92
Senate 29th 2 Julie Morrison (i), Barrett Davie $556,092.47
Senate 21st 2 Michael Connelly (i), Laura Ellman $478,302.76
House 80th 2 Anthony DeLuca (i), Tom Toolis $457,139.31
Senate 36th 2 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson $442,861.10
House 93rd 3 Norine Hammond (i), John Curtis, Joshua Griffith $430,940.91
House 19th 2 Robert F. Martwick, Jr. (i), Ammie Kessem $408,270.85

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
Democratic Party of Illinois $4,746,601.19
Friends of Michael J Madigan $3,497,905.95
Democratic Majority $3,188,451.76
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $925,131.40
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $468,567.01
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $65,751,571.75
Illinois Republican Party $4,650,503.50
House Republican Organization $3,575,441.92
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $1,575,084.22
Citizens for Durkin $577,239.36
Brady for Senate Inc $522,237.94

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
JB Pritzker $7.00M JB for Governor
IBEW Local Union 134 (Dues Check-off) $304.70K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
IBEW Illinois Pac $55.40K Friends of Tabares
Laborers' Political League $55.40K Democratic Majority
IBEW Illinois PAC $55.40K Citizens for Gregory Harris
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters PAC $55.40K Friends to Elect Kathleen Willis
IBEW IL PAC $55.40K Friends to Elect Kathleen Willis
IBEW Illinois PAC $55.40K Friends of Robert "Bob" Rita
IBEW ILLINOIS PAC $55.40K Friends of Mike Halpin
IBEW Illinois PAC $54.40K The People for Emanuel "Chris" Welch

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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 AFSCME Illinois Council 31 PAC +$915,000.00
3 Democratic Party of Illinois +$684,614.50
4 Democratic Majority +$638,075.00
5 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC +$603,587.33
6 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$461,275.00
7 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$419,329.70
8 Ives For Illinois - Governor +$369,500.00
9 Friends of Robert Martwick +$237,494.00
10 Citizens for Gregory Harris +$232,570.00

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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 $65,751,571.75
2 JB for Governor $21,174,002.00
3 Laborers' Political Action and Education League $5,233,320.87
4 Democratic Party of Illinois $4,746,601.19
5 Illinois Republican Party $4,650,503.50
6 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC $3,712,871.99
7 House Republican Organization $3,575,441.92
8 Friends of Michael J Madigan $3,497,905.95
9 Democratic Majority $3,188,451.76
10 Biss for Illinois $2,844,921.64

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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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