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Race for Chicago Mayor

Funds raised in 2019 Race for Chicago Mayor, as of Sep 21, 2019

Candidate Cash on Hand Total Funds Raised
Lori Lightfoot (D) $1,782,882.14 $8,553,590.86
Toni Preckwinkle (D) $20,301.81 $7,607,142.37
Total Independent Expenditures $16,405.93
Total Funds in Mayoral Race $16,177,139.16


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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 $10,948,164.24
Senate 36th 2 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson $4,151,276.15
Senate 21st 2 Michael G. Connelly (i), Laura Ellman $3,941,000.54
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $3,834,661.27
Senate 27th 2 Tom Rooney (i), Ann Gillespie $3,779,908.46
House 111th 2 Mike Babcock, Monica Bristow $3,624,269.31
Senate 24th 2 Chris Nybo (i), Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak $3,521,508.12
House 116th 2 Jerry Costello II (i), David Friess $3,478,897.17
House 49th 2 Tonia Jane Khouri, Karina Villa $3,445,680.75
House 48th 2 Peter Breen (i), Terra Costa Howard $3,436,606.93

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 $7,995,773.65
Democratic Majority $3,993,594.69
Democratic Party of Illinois $873,019.33
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $838,702.52
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $350,245.29
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $1,129,451.68
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $677,453.44
Brady for Senate Inc $619,900.80
House Republican Organization $589,730.98
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $280,884.83
Illinois Republican Party $107,599.40

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
SEIU Healthcare IL IN $466.60K SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC
SEIU IL Council (Dues) $250.00K SEIU Illinois Council PAC
UA Local 597 Pipefitters (members dues deductions) $79.46K Illinois Pipe Trades PEF
Midwest Region Organizing Committee (Member Dues) $58.37K Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee
Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee $57.80K Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate
AFSCME Illinois Council No. 31 $50.00K Vote Yes for Fair Tax
Thomas Gearen $50.00K More For State's Attorney
The PrivateBank $50.00K Friends of Jim Oberweis
Citizens to Elect Judge Sheree Henry $25.00K Cook County Democratic Party
Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Mgt PAC $25.00K Citizens for Durkin

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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 Cook County Democratic Party +$580,000.00
2 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$495,304.23
3 SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC +$466,600.00
4 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$415,950.00
5 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$300,780.05
6 Citizens for Antonio Tony Munoz +$262,144.45
7 Illinois Democratic Heartland Committee +$260,000.00
8 Chris Stacey for Judge +$251,000.00
9 SEIU Illinois Council PAC +$250,000.00
10 Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate +$239,177.00

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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 Friends of Michael J Madigan $7,995,773.65
2 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $6,391,047.60
3 Democratic Majority $3,993,594.69
4 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $2,984,752.77
5 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,107,467.02
6 13th Ward Democratic Org $1,967,564.52
7 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC $1,966,931.63
8 The Burnham Committee $1,872,254.66
9 REALTORS® Political Action Committee $1,828,882.78
10 Lightfoot for Chicago $1,782,882.14

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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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