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Top Contested Races for Illinois General Assembly

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Chamber District Total Candidates Total Funds in Race
Senate 1st 2 $1,637,951.34
House 12th 7 $1,469,973.89
House 77th 2 $937,207.92
House 48th 2 $819,148.03
House 111th 2 $756,500.79
Senate 37th 2 $754,067.31
House 16th 3 $720,224.98
Senate 10th 2 $615,391.58
Senate 55th 2 $612,630.63
House 51st 2 $547,586.05


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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
Friends of Michael J Madigan $12,231,442.39
Democratic Majority $5,053,369.15
Democratic Party of Illinois $2,213,495.55
Illinois Democratic Victory PAC $860,007.89
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $518,031.03
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $1,473,238.43
Brady for Senate Inc $912,419.78
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $630,610.11
House Republican Organization $610,245.00
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $477,464.99
Illinois Republican Party $90,145.24

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Midwest Operating Engineers Construction Industry Research and Service $466.88K Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC
AFSCME Illinois Political Account (membership dues) $69.00K AFSCME Illinois Council 31 PAC
Midwest Region Organizing Committee (Member Dues) $62.78K Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee
LIUNA, Chicago Laborers' District Cncl PAC $55.30K Friends of Michelle Mussman
LIUNA Chicago Laborers' District Council Poltical Action Committee $52.80K The People for Emanuel "Chris" Welch
Friends of Natalie Manley $50.00K Citizens For Suzanne Ness
SMART Local 265 Defense Fund $42.49K Political Action Committee of Local 265
AFT Local 604 COPE $40.00K Senator Patrick Joyce Election Committee
IBEW Local Union 309 (Dues Check-off) $30.23K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 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 Friends of Bill Conway +$2,877,012.82
2 Richard D Felice for Circuit Court Judge +$1,017,400.00
3 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$769,900.00
4 Friends for Foxx +$496,300.00
5 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$466,884.76
6 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate +$461,100.00
7 SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC +$448,917.50
8 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$422,119.90
9 SEIU Illinois Council PAC +$350,000.00
10 Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee +$310,264.03

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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 $12,231,442.39
2 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $8,474,514.75
3 Friends of Bill Conway $5,848,959.96
4 Democratic Majority $5,053,369.15
5 Vote Yes For Fairness $4,866,388.12
6 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $2,882,328.51
7 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $2,745,384.46
8 13th Ward Democratic Org $2,429,574.30
9 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,213,495.55
10 REALTORS® Political Action Committee $2,107,065.05

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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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