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Top Contested Races for Illinois General Assembly

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Chamber District Total Candidates Total Funds in Race
House 82nd 2 $5,474,067.67
House 20th 2 $4,135,846.13
Senate 46th 2 $3,974,438.80
House 111th 2 $3,931,891.44
House 45th 2 $3,252,163.23
House 41st 2 $3,115,734.36
House 97th 2 $3,087,890.45
Senate 25th 2 $2,983,708.10
House 65th 2 $2,899,244.75
House 66th 2 $2,738,083.65


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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
JB for Governor $32,867,806.42
Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $6,132,479.32
Democratic Party of Illinois $2,437,990.78
The People for Emanuel "Chris" Welch $1,671,960.58
Democrats for the Illinois House $1,434,708.02
ISDF $825,059.87
Republican State Party Committees
Committee Name Cash on Hand
Elect Dan McConchie $511,619.33
Citizens for Durkin $295,612.10
House Republican Organization $171,355.88
Illinois Republican Party $167,759.45
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee $46,540.66

Recent Political Donations

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

Donor Amount Recipient
Chicago Teachers Union-PAC $59.90K Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate
Citizens for One Tinley Park $59.00K Friends of Michael Glotz
Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE $25.87K American Federation of Teachers Local 604 COPE
Amy Sholar $25.00K Citizens for Judge Sholar
Ardmore Roderick $20.00K Illinois Black Business Political Action Fund, Inc.
AFT Local 604 Cope II $20.00K Friends of Natalie Manley
Green Advocacy Project $20.00K Sierra Club, IL Chapter PAC
Dustin Furnari $10.50K Rabine for Governor
Chicago Association of REALTORS $10.00K REALTORS® Political Action Committee
ron woerman $10.00K Friends of Ron Woerman

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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 Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois +$543,723.36
2 Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC +$472,618.19
3 Citizens for Giannoulias +$447,658.52
4 The People for Emanuel "Chris" Welch +$350,350.00
5 Democrats for the Illinois House +$309,637.30
6 Friends of Frerichs +$297,450.00
7 DiCianni for DuPage +$284,294.87
8 Friends for Anna Valencia +$213,910.00
9 Illinois Federation of Teachers COPE +$193,361.00
10 Ron Ellis for State Representative +$150,000.00

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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 $32,867,806.42
2 Friends of Michael J Madigan $10,612,654.68
3 LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council $8,027,285.18
4 Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate $6,132,479.32
5 Illinois PAC for Education (IPACE) $4,607,098.83
6 Citizens for Giannoulias $3,007,661.69
7 Laborers' Political League - Great Lakes Region $2,743,221.24
8 Democratic Party of Illinois $2,437,990.78
9 13th Ward Democratic Org $2,273,838.08
10 Citizens for Lisa Madigan $2,060,767.82

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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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