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Weekly Update | August 11th
 
  
Total Contributions in 2016:
$111,881,634
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Total August Contributions: $12,398,472
 

Total Contributions this Week:  $11,101,691
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Number of Contributions this Week: 420

Total contribution figures include donations, transfers, inkind contributions, loans, 
and other types of monetary exchanges between donors and PACs.
What Happened this Week?

Republicans dominated the top 10 transfers of this week, with money flowing out of Governor Rauner's Candidate Committee, the House Republican Organization, and the Illinois Republican Party. Governor Rauner's Candidate Committee transferred $5 million to the Illinois Republican Party last Thursday, which then transferred $2.3 million to the House Republican Organization and over $650,000 to the Republican State Senate Campaign Committee. The House Republican Organization was active with transfers in the Chicago area, giving over $400,000 to 20th District House candidate Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago), $85,000 to 62nd District House candidate Rod Drobinski (R-Wauconda) and $83,000 to 45th District House candidate Rep. Christine Winger (R-Wood Dale). 

Rep. McAuliffe, who won his past two elections with over 60% of the vote, ran tv ads for the second straight week. According to the FCC, he spent over $70,000 for 82 spots on ABC, FOX, and NBC that started airing  on Monday and will continue through  Sunday. Rod Drobinski is challenging incumbent Rep. Sam Yingling (D-Grayslake), after suffering a defeat by Yingling in 2014 by a margin of 4% of the vote.
 
Friends of Michele Smith, the committee for Chicago 43rd Alderman Michele Smith, received large sums this week from the 43rd Ward Democrats. The 43rd Ward Democrats paid off  $29,000 in loans to Smith just days before shutting down as a political party committee, and  provided Friends of Michele Smith with an additional $87,246 upon its termination. When committees are initially filed with the State Board of Elections, they decide whether they would like their remaining funds upon termination to go towards a different committee, a charity, or back to their donors.
 
This past week was monumental for the Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding ballot initiative committee. The committee surpassed the $1,000,000 fundraising mark this week after receiving  $227,000  in donations. These donations included the largest of this past week, $150,000 from the Downstate Infrastructure Awareness and Advancement Fund. As we have previously reported, this committee is advocating for a constitutional amendment that locks transportation revenue to transportation spending. The amendment is already guaranteed to appear on the November ballot for a statewide vote. 
 
For more information, contact Sarah Brune at 312-436-1274 or sarah@ilcampaign.org.
ICPR Data Analyst Jack Lockhart contributed to this research.
August 4 - August 11

Downstate Infrastructure Awareness and Advancement Fund
donated $150,000 to Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding
8/09
43rd Ward Democrats
donated
$87 ,246
to
Friends of Michele Smith
8/04
SEIU Healthcare IL IN
donated $72,103 to SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana PAC
8/08
Illinois PAC for Education
donated $53,900 to Mike Smiddy for State Representative
8/05
Barbara M. Kern
donated $50,000 to Committee to Elect Mark Kern
8/09
Mark Kern
donated $50,000 to Committee to Elect Mark Kern
8/09
Cari Sacks
Personal PAC Independent Committee
8/08
AGCI Industry Advancement Fund
donated $50,000 to Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding
8/05
The Associated General Contractors of Illinois donated $25,000 to Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding
8/05
Elmhurst Mem Hlth Technologies LLC
donated $20,678 to Illinois Hospital Assn PAC (IHA PAC)
8/08
August 4 - August 11

Citizens for Rauner, Inc.
transferred $5,000,000 to Illinois Republican Party
8/04
Illinois Republican Party
transferred $2,000,000 to  House Republican Organization
8/05
Illinois Republican Party
transferred $500,000 to Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
8/05

Illinois Republican Party
transferred $350,000 to House Republican Organization
8/04
Illinois Republican Party
transferred $151,000 to Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
8/04
House Republican Organization
transferred $133,543 to Citizens for Michael P McAuliffe
8/09
House Republican Organization
transferred $133,543 to Citizens for Michael P McAuliffe
8/09
House Republican Organization
transferred $133,543 to Citizens for Michael P McAuliffe
8/04
House Republican Organization
transferred $85,590 to Friends for Rod Drobinski
8/08
House Republican Organization
transferred $83,709 to Winger for Rep
8/08
August 4 - August 11

#
Committee
Type New funds Current funds
1 Illinois Republican Party
Political Party
$5,000,000
$8,062,327
2 House Republican Organization
Political Party
$2,350,000
$4,548,175
3 Republican State Senate Campaign Committee
Political Party
$657,000
$1,245,436
4 Citizens for Michael P McAuliffe
Candidate
$417,557
$665,493
5 Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding
Ballot Initiative
$252,000
$1,079,501
6 Friends for Mike Amrozowicz
Candidate
$155,890
$192,344
7 Citizens for Seth Lewis
Candidate
$151,767
$185,932
8 Citizens for Kay
Candidate
$121,266
$193,488
9 Friends of Michele Smith
Candidate
$116,246
$144,429
10 Friends of Sue Rezin
Candidate
$116,190
$352,840
As of August 11

# Committee Type Current funds
1 Candidate
$15,285,774
2 Political Party
$8,062,327
3 Political Party
$4,548,175
4 Super PAC
$4,047,466
5 Political Party
$2,799,190
6 Political Party
$2,597,508
7 Political Party
$2,468,521
8 Political Action
$2,229,666
9 Super PAC
$2,208,676
10 Citizens for Lisa Madigan
Candidate
$2,194,850
All data is sourced daily from the Illinois State Board of Elections
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