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Race for Chicago Mayor

Funds raised in 2019 Race for Chicago Mayor, as of Nov 21, 2018

Candidate Cash on Hand Total Funds Raised
Bill Daley (D) $2,453,695.53 $2,514,815.00
Gery Chico (D) $1,053,711.98 $1,063,663.90
Garry McCarthy (D) $377,816.54 $924,989.20
Lori Lightfoot (D) $424,422.49 $889,911.23
Paul Vallas (D) $378,645.44 $764,804.14
Willie Wilson (D) $188,499.22 $724,528.16
Toni Preckwinkle (D) $482,527.39 $482,638.00
Amara Enyia (D) $200,067.54 $202,557.87
Dorothy Brown (D) $36,764.02 $200,938.64
Neal Sales-Griffin (D) $17,072.92 $129,701.76
Ja'Mal Green (D) $17,995.01 $43,720.66
Trudy Leong (D) $0.00 $0.00
LaShawn Ford (D) $0.00 $0.00
Susana Mendoza (D) $0.00 $0.00
Total Independent Expenditures $16,405.93
Total Funds in Mayoral Race $7,958,674.49


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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 $10,295,423.04
Senate 36th 2 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson $3,792,380.43
Senate 27th 2 Tom Rooney (i), Ann Gillespie $3,605,014.35
Senate 21st 2 Michael G. Connelly (i), Laura Ellman $3,426,865.01
House 111th 2 Mike Babcock, Monica Bristow $3,418,024.75
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $3,400,757.86
House 49th 2 Tonia Jane Khouri, Karina Villa $3,363,213.57
House 48th 2 Peter Breen (i), Terra Costa Howard $3,357,229.69
House 116th 2 Jerry Costello II (i), David Friess $3,349,925.70
Senate 24th 2 Chris Nybo (i), Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak $3,349,846.62

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 $16,240,856.51
Democratic Majority $12,527,499.30
Democratic Party of Illinois $10,467,012.92
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $5,478,291.75
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $1,248,804.99
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
House Republican Organization $8,029,368.50
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $7,756,091.34
Citizens for Durkin $7,314,478.55
Illinois Republican Party $5,713,416.55
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $4,400,420.93
Brady for Senate Inc $3,297,207.44

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Illinois Republican Party $140.99K Citizens for Patton
Illinois Republican Party $107.78K Citizens for Chris Nybo
GLPE, LLC $100.00K Bill Daley For Mayor
Diane Oberhelman $100.00K Citizens for Rauner, Inc
IL Republican Party $96.73K Rooney for Illinois
Illinois Republican Party $93.64K Friends of John Curran
Illinois Republican Party $91.64K DeWitte for Illinois Senate
Illinois Republican Party $84.35K Anderson for Illinois
Illinois Republican Party $76.47K Citizens for Connelly
John Rowe $50.00K Bill Daley For Mayor

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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 +$11,038,587.88
2 Democratic Majority +$5,331,400.00
3 Raoul for Illinois +$3,689,850.60
4 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$3,662,935.75
5 Democratic Party of Illinois +$3,492,450.00
6 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$2,191,417.20
7 Illinois Republican Party +$1,778,350.00
8 McCann for Illinois +$1,401,000.00
9 Illinois Democratic Heartland Committee +$1,274,000.00
10 Republican State Senate Campaign Committee +$1,175,000.00

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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 $39,889,134.54
2 Friends of Michael J Madigan $16,240,856.51
3 Democratic Majority $12,527,499.30
4 Democratic Party of Illinois $10,467,012.92
5 House Republican Organization $8,029,368.50
6 Citizens for Rauner, Inc $7,756,091.34
7 Raoul for Illinois $7,361,349.74
8 Citizens for Durkin $7,314,478.55
9 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel $6,647,185.02
10 Illinois Republican Party $5,713,416.55

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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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