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Race for Chicago Mayor

Funds raised in 2019 Race for Chicago Mayor, as of Jan 18, 2019

Candidate Cash on Hand Total Funds Raised
Bill Daley (D) $2,195,901.02 $4,161,784.59
Toni Preckwinkle (D) $2,145,544.68 $2,865,090.00
Gery Chico (D) $1,332,185.48 $1,723,126.56
Susana Mendoza (D) $1,317,889.87 $1,500,221.11
Garry McCarthy (D) $182,488.98 $1,179,306.80
Lori Lightfoot (D) $223,240.92 $1,133,623.65
Willie Wilson (D) $52,159.62 $1,009,088.16
Paul Vallas (D) $111,162.95 $864,492.78
Amara Enyia (D) $482,295.46 $632,363.31
Jerry Joyce (D) $211,788.82 $456,067.32
Dorothy Brown (D) $5,082.24 $263,951.64
Bob Fioretti (D) $9,221.91 $182,729.31
Neal Sales-Griffin (D) $22,690.28 $135,385.59
LaShawn Ford (D) $30,121.52 $56,845.08
John Kozlar (D) $1,136.20 $1,014.00
Total Independent Expenditures $16,405.93
Total Funds in Mayoral Race $16,181,495.83


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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 $10,329,614.64
Senate 36th 2 Neil Anderson (i), Gregg Johnson $3,861,753.48
Senate 21st 2 Michael G. Connelly (i), Laura Ellman $3,861,423.63
Senate 27th 2 Tom Rooney (i), Ann Gillespie $3,677,174.16
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $3,605,176.75
House 111th 2 Mike Babcock, Monica Bristow $3,591,171.70
House 48th 2 Peter Breen (i), Terra Costa Howard $3,417,163.30
Senate 24th 2 Chris Nybo (i), Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak $3,413,861.00
House 116th 2 Jerry Costello II (i), David Friess $3,412,387.32
House 49th 2 Tonia Jane Khouri, Karina Villa $3,391,515.65

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 $7,890,489.46
Democratic Majority $3,376,020.41
Democratic Party of Illinois $1,356,018.03
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $298,941.26
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $93,867.06
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Durkin $826,277.83
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $801,096.54
Illinois Republican Party $320,889.78
Brady for Senate Inc $315,146.98
House Republican Organization $76,593.46
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $48,730.79

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Chancelor Bennett $400.00K Friends of Amara Enyia
Laborers' Political League $250.00K Susana Mendoza For Mayor
J. Christopher Reyes $100.00K Bill Daley For Mayor
M. Jude Reyes $100.00K Bill Daley For Mayor
Byron Trott $100.00K Bill Daley For Mayor
Samuel Samuel Zell Revokable Trust $100.00K Bill Daley For Mayor
JANINE JOYCE $75.00K Friends of Jerry Joyce
UFCW International Union $50.00K Susana Mendoza For Mayor
David Reyes $25.00K Bill Daley For Mayor
Five-Star Audiovisual Inc $25.00K GMFM-Garry McCarthy 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 Toni For Chicago +$1,023,000.95
2 Bill Daley For Mayor +$1,002,937.96
3 Susana Mendoza For Mayor +$798,050.00
4 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council +$640,887.23
5 Friends for Fritz +$525,350.00
6 SEIU Illinois Council PAC +$500,000.00
7 Friends of Amara Enyia +$403,516.75
8 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$401,536.93
9 SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC +$399,000.00
10 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$377,491.78

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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 $7,890,489.46
2 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $5,201,606.17
3 Democratic Majority $3,376,020.41
4 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel $2,206,193.64
5 Bill Daley For Mayor $2,195,901.02
6 Toni For Chicago $2,145,544.68
7 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,112,155.97
8 Friends of Edward M Burke $2,056,702.88
9 The Burnham Committee $1,926,097.93
10 INCS Action Independent Committee $1,867,838.19

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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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