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Contested Races updated daily

Contested races for the Illinois General Assembly and Illinois Comptroller with the highest available funds and most Super PAC spending. Click on a row to see individual races.

District Branch Candidates Total Money in Race
111 House Daniel V Beiser (D) *INCUMBENT Michael Babcock (R) $2,118,421.74
20 House Michael P McAuliffe (R) *INCUMBENT Merry Marwig (D) $2,098,166.11
114 House LaToya N Greenwood (D) Bob Romanik (R) $2,074,865.05
0 Comptroller Leslie Munger (R) *INCUMBENT Susana Mendoza (D) $2,013,330.04
31 Senate Melinda Bush (D) *INCUMBENT Michael Amrozowicz (R) $2,008,105.83
117 House John Bradley (D) *INCUMBENT Dave Severin (R) $1,953,540.30
23 Senate Thomas Cullerton (D) *INCUMBENT Seth Lewis (R) $1,702,065.64
59 Senate Gary F Forby (D) *INCUMBENT Dale Fowler (R) $1,670,882.01
79 House Katherine"Kate" Cloonen (D) *INCUMBENT Lindsay Parkhurst (R) $1,664,332.25
71 House Mike Smiddy (D) *INCUMBENT Tony McCombie (R) $1,586,544.61

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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.

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
John Munger $260.00K Citizens for Leslie Munger
Cari Sacks $120.00K Personal PAC Independent Committee
IBEW Local Union 51 (Dues Check-off) $107.76K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
Citizens for John Cullerton $100.00K Senate Democratic Victory Fund
RSSCC $75.22K Citizens to Elect Michelle Smith for Senate
House Republican Organization $75.09K Citizens for Michael Babcock
Illinois Republican Party $75.00K Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
House Republican Organization $60.08K McCombie for Illinois
DRIVE Committee - FEC ID# C00032979 $53.90K 13th Ward Democratic Org
Brandon W. Phelps for State Representative $53.90K Citizens for Beiser

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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 Illinois Republican Party +$4,062,500.00
2 House Republican Organization +$3,434,500.00
3 Democratic Party of Illinois +$2,765,950.00
4 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$1,659,934.80
5 Democratic Majority +$1,306,600.00
6 Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding +$1,218,000.00
7 SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC +$1,072,105.00
8 AFSCME Illinois Council 31 PAC +$1,000,000.00
9 Republican State Senate Campaign Committee +$979,796.00
10 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$902,300.00

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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 Illinois Republican Party $17,140,536.26
2 Citizens for Rauner, Inc $15,291,774.95
3 House Republican Organization $11,274,675.41
4 Democratic Party of Illinois $5,594,883.04
5 Liberty Principles PAC $5,047,466.15
6 Democratic Majority $4,282,990.67
7 Senate Democratic Victory Fund $4,245,856.78
8 Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $3,234,332.28
9 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC $2,894,258.13
10 Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding $2,625,501.00

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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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