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Race for Chicago Mayor

Funds raised in 2019 Race for Chicago Mayor, as of Nov 18, 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 $11,406,779.80
Senate 36th 2 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson $4,170,534.39
Senate 21st 2 Michael G. Connelly (i), Laura Ellman $3,951,351.03
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $3,926,738.27
Senate 27th 2 Tom Rooney (i), Ann Gillespie $3,802,300.33
House 111th 2 Mike Babcock, Monica Bristow $3,793,173.97
Senate 24th 2 Chris Nybo (i), Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak $3,524,308.12
House 116th 2 Jerry Costello II (i), David Friess $3,478,908.43
House 48th 2 Peter Breen (i), Terra Costa Howard $3,452,917.78
House 49th 2 Tonia Jane Khouri, Karina Villa $3,445,013.95


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 $8,244,489.06
Democratic Majority $4,445,653.03
Democratic Party of Illinois $1,718,339.06
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $1,205,790.69
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $658,541.53
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $1,412,484.34
Brady for Senate Inc $737,004.70
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $646,112.08
House Republican Organization $552,506.76
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $339,626.53
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
Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $50.00K Vote Yes for Fair Tax
Anderson for Illinois $50.00K Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
Gary Seyring $50.00K Friends for Gary Seyring
Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Local 130 $47.80K Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate
Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Local 130 $32.80K Senate Democratic Victory Fund
Administrative District Council of 1 of Illinois $25.00K Senate Democratic Victory Fund
Chicago Journeymen Plumbers L.U. 130 U.A. $20.00K Committee to Support John Cullerton for State Central Committeeman
Frank Avila $13.00K Friends for M Frank Avila
Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. $12.50K Democratic Party of Illinois
Salvi Schostok & Pritchard P.C. $12.50K Democratic Party of Illinois

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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 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC +$964,793.76
2 Friends of Bill Conway +$689,100.00
3 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$616,863.08
4 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$560,293.40
5 Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate +$316,600.66
6 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$282,270.99
7 Cook County Democratic Party +$274,400.00
8 Richard D Felice for Circuit Court Judge +$256,000.00
9 Democratic Party of Illinois +$255,900.00
10 Democratic Majority +$198,140.00

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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 $8,244,489.06
2 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $7,434,767.09
3 Democratic Majority $4,445,653.03
4 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $2,647,715.20
5 13th Ward Democratic Org $2,285,338.71
6 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,103,052.45
7 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC $1,951,748.27
8 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE $1,893,537.98
9 REALTORS® Political Action Committee $1,886,599.73
10 The Burnham Committee $1,870,976.80

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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.




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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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