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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 $9,820,021.63
Senate 36th 2 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson $3,058,322.80
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $2,963,188.86
Senate 23rd 2 Thomas Cullerton (i), Seth Lewis $2,752,560.83
House 118th 2 Natalie Phelps Finnie, Patrick Windhorst $2,400,019.55
Senate 21st 2 Michael G. Connelly (i), Laura Ellman $2,250,175.70
Senate 29th 2 Julie A. Morrison (i), Barrett Davie $2,138,304.80
House 55th 2 Martin J. Moylan, Marilyn Smolenski $2,076,840.10
Senate 24th 2 Chris Nybo (i), Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak $2,062,779.68
Senate 27th 2 Tom Rooney (i), Ann Gillespie $2,011,572.04

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 $11,493,554.31
Democratic Majority $7,049,114.30
Democratic Party of Illinois $4,842,962.92
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $1,258,356.00
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $515,807.17
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $7,402,784.81
Citizens for Durkin $6,839,077.14
Brady for Senate Inc $3,073,207.44
House Republican Organization $3,014,518.50
Illinois Republican Party $2,438,666.55
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $1,724,420.93

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Kenneth Griffin $5.00M Citizens for Durkin
Kenneth Griffin $1.50M Citizens For Erika Harold
Madigan, Michael Friends of $1.00M Democratic Party of Illinois
Engineers Political Education Committee $688.50K Friends of Michael J Madigan
Citizens for Durkin $500.00K House Republican Organization
Democratic Party of Illinois $443.35K JB for Governor
Illinois Manufacturers Association $430.00K Economic Freedom Alliance
Brady for Senate Inc. $400.00K Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
JB for Governor $390.00K Raoul for Illinois
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $350.00K Illinois Republican Party

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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 +$21,383,693.25
2 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$6,807,495.55
3 Citizens for Durkin +$6,337,947.70
4 Democratic Party of Illinois +$4,435,973.09
5 Economic Freedom Alliance +$4,410,425.00
6 Citizens For Erika Harold +$2,402,416.24
7 Illinois Republican Party +$2,371,805.39
8 Raoul for Illinois +$2,040,849.13
9 Brady for Senate Inc +$2,019,480.32
10 Bill Daley For Mayor +$1,716,900.00

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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 JB for Governor $13,337,326.78
2 Friends of Michael J Madigan $11,493,554.31
3 Citizens for Rauner, Inc $7,402,784.81
4 Democratic Majority $7,049,114.30
5 Citizens for Durkin $6,839,077.14
6 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel $6,647,185.02
7 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $5,012,960.33
8 Democratic Party of Illinois $4,842,962.92
9 Economic Freedom Alliance $4,431,085.00
10 Brady for Senate Inc $3,073,207.44

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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 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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