ILLINOIS PRIMARY: Top 10 Donors in Illinois Primary Election

March 14, 2014-On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Illinois primary voters go to the polls to determine which candidates for the state's 18 seats in the House of Representatives and one open Senate seat will appear on the 2014 midterm ballot. So far, companies, unions and interest groups have contributed $26.3 million to Illinois candidates running this year for a seat in Congress. Below is a look at the top 10 contributors statewide.



1          International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) $115,500
2 Exelon $112,750
3 Kirkland & Ellis $102,000
4 Northrop Grumman $99,500
5 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (CJA) $96,000
6 Lockheed Martin $95,200
7 Boeing $93,750
8 Honeywell $84,204
9 Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) $82,700
10 National Corn Growers Association $81,500

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Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions from PACs and employees to the candidate committees of Illinois candidates for Congress from January 1, 2013 - present, based on itemized records provided by the FEC as of March 7, 2014 and summary data provided by the FEC as of March 7, 2014.

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