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Top Contested Races for Illinois General Assembly

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Chamber District Total Candidates Total Funds in Race
House 7th 2 $9,854,390.77
Senate 26th 2 $2,262,932.21
House 113th 2 $1,992,009.15
Senate 42nd 2 $1,065,508.99
Senate 19th 2 $1,017,489.02
Senate 18th 2 $959,372.45
Senate 35th 2 $804,773.36
Senate 36th 3 $802,309.71
House 21st 3 $790,878.57
House 112th 3 $706,824.18


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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
JB for Governor $87,560,806.33
Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $14,105,228.03
People for Emanuel "Chris" Welch $8,770,442.04
Democrats for the Illinois House $4,496,399.35
Democratic Party of Illinois $2,908,619.79
ISDF $2,604,124.58
Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $2,126,498.89
Elect Dan McConchie $1,663,945.64
Illinois Republican Party $432,017.99
House Republican Organization $259,351.47
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $97,358.94

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Labor Management Union Carpentry Cooperation Promotion Fund $607.26K Carpentry Advancement Political Action
Irvin for Illinois $500.00K Citizens for John C. Milhiser
Irvin for Illinois $300.00K Kim for Attorney General
SEIU Healthcare IL IN $216.10K SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC
ISDF $75.00K Friends for Eric Mattson
IPACE $59.90K Friends of Dan Brady
LiUNA Chicago Laborers' District Council Political Action Committee $59.90K Friends of Kevin Olickal
LiUNA Chicago Laborers' District Council PAC $59.90K Mary for Illinois
LIUNA Chicago Laborers' District Council $59.90K Friends for Eric Mattson
IUOE/Engineers Political Education Committee (EPEC) Separate Education $59.90K Intl Union of Operating Eng Local 150 State County & Local Area PAC

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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 Irvin For Illinois +$25,068,596.13
2 Bailey for Illinois +$2,520,300.00
3 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate +$1,637,041.00
4 People Who Play By The Rules PAC +$1,275,000.00
5 Friends of Kari Steele +$1,200,002.00
6 Citizens for Durkin +$1,041,500.00
7 People for Emanuel "Chris" Welch +$650,500.00
8 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$619,530.44
9 Carpentry Advancement Political Action +$607,257.67
10 Friends for Fritz +$548,200.00

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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 $87,560,806.33
2 Irvin For Illinois $36,152,600.09
3 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $14,105,228.03
4 People for Emanuel "Chris" Welch $8,770,442.04
5 Sullivan for Illinois NFP $8,154,195.51
6 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $7,998,719.71
7 Friends of Michael J Madigan $6,490,016.64
8 Citizens for Judicial Fairness $6,294,719.79
9 Carpentry Advancement Political Action $6,282,722.74
10 Bailey for Illinois $5,957,765.93

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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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