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Top Contested Races for Illinois General Assembly

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Chamber District Total Candidates Total Funds in Race
House 12th 7 $1,826,218.50
Senate 1st 2 $1,814,597.89
House 16th 3 $1,146,600.85
House 77th 2 $993,507.92
Senate 37th 2 $842,029.07
House 48th 2 $841,648.03
House 111th 2 $785,126.69
Senate 10th 2 $767,381.22
Senate 40th 5 $701,844.16
House 37th 3 $673,564.55


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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 $14,485,659.58
Democratic Majority $5,122,469.15
Democratic Party of Illinois $2,635,495.55
Illinois Democratic Victory PAC $860,007.89
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $538,865.03
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $1,600,583.29
Brady for Senate Inc $956,269.78
House Republican Organization $659,745.00
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $630,610.11
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $550,202.85
Illinois Republican Party $109,145.24

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner Committee $27.07K Schaumburg Township Republican Organization (STRO)
Advocate Health Care $20.00K Democratic Party of Illinois
ULLICO Inc. $20.00K Democratic Party of Illinois
John Kurey $11.00K Illinois Citizens for Ethics
Borrego Solar Systems Inc. $10.00K Clean Energy Illinois - Barry Matchett, Treasurer
Tom Cushing $8.50K Cushing for Judge
Mike Bloomberg 2020 Inc C00728154 $7.50K Citizens for Karen Yarbrough
Cullinan Companies LLC $6.60K Houlihan Campaign Fund
Illinois Laborers' Legislative Committee $6.00K 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 Friends of Michael J Madigan +$799,917.19
2 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate +$653,725.18
3 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$326,746.73
4 Vote Yes for Fair Tax +$325,476.03
5 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$272,012.94
6 Friends of Bill Conway +$264,000.00
7 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region +$232,942.18
8 Ozinga for Illinois +$226,275.00
9 SEIU Local 73 Bi-Partisan PAC +$177,995.35
10 United With Nidia Carranza +$168,900.00

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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 $14,485,659.58
2 Friends of Bill Conway $9,382,645.39
3 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $8,474,514.75
4 Democratic Majority $5,122,469.15
5 Vote Yes For Fairness $4,866,388.12
6 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $3,990,980.83
7 Friends for Foxx $3,792,124.09
8 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $2,882,328.51
9 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,635,495.55
10 13th Ward Democratic Org $2,430,595.99

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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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