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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 $3,022,747.94
Senate 48th 2 Andy Manar (i), Seth McMillan $1,447,697.89
House 113th 2 Jay Hoffman (i), Douglas Jameson $1,201,867.23
House 93rd 2 Norine Hammond (i), John Curtis $1,164,330.88
Senate 23rd 2 Thomas Cullerton (i), Seth Lewis $1,086,793.20
Senate 29th 2 Julie Morrison (i), Davie Barrett $1,062,273.71
House 77th 2 Kathleen Willis (i), Anthony Airdo $898,962.52
House 72nd 2 Michael Halpin (i), Glen Evans Sr. $884,551.34
House 19th 2 Robert F. Martwick, Jr. (i), Ammie Kessem $878,884.07
House 91st 2 Michael Unes (i), Carolyn Blodgett $865,741.03

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
Democratic Majority $5,804,251.68
Democratic Party of Illinois $5,366,613.44
Senate Democratic Victory Fund $2,801,916.52
Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,623,976.67
Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate $770,492.57
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Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Citizens for Rauner, Inc $39,554,706.40
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $1,615,479.39
Brady for Senate Inc $807,728.73
Illinois Republican Party $509,312.75
Citizens for Durkin $481,785.63
House Republican Organization $431,692.45

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
JB for Governor $500.00K Senate Democratic Victory Fund
JB for Governor $500.00K Illinois Democratic Heartland Committee
SEIU Healthcare IL IN $150.00K SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC
James Sprayregen $100.00K JB for Governor
Health Care Council of Illinois $82.00K Health Care Council of IL PAC
James A. Star $77.00K JB for Governor
SEIU Healthcare IL IN $73.42K SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC
IBEW Local Union 51 (Dues Check-off) $55.84K International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC
IPACE $55.40K Friends of Sam Yingling
Chicago Land Operators Joint Labor Management PAC $55.40K Friends of Sue Rezin

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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 Liberty Principles PAC +$1,500,000.00
2 Democratic Majority +$1,054,500.00
3 Economic Freedom Alliance +$900,000.00
4 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel +$697,525.60
5 Raoul for Illinois +$663,852.00
6 Senate Democratic Victory Fund +$587,400.00
7 JB for Governor +$579,760.00
8 Cook County Democratic Party +$565,000.00
9 Illinois Democratic Heartland Committee +$510,000.00
10 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council +$439,141.01

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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 Citizens for Rauner, Inc $39,554,706.40
2 JB for Governor $38,733,285.62
3 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel $7,560,291.05
4 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $6,076,373.02
5 Democratic Majority $5,804,251.68
6 Democratic Party of Illinois $5,366,613.44
7 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $3,611,733.90
8 Senate Democratic Victory Fund $2,801,916.52
9 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region $2,784,606.91
10 Friends of Michael J Madigan $2,623,976.67

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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 the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform 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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