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Chicago mayor candidates raise more than $20 million in a year

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By LGIS News Service | Feb 11, 2019

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Between Jan 1, 2018 and Jan. 31 2019, the 14 candidates for Chicago mayor reported receiving a total of $20,615,097 in campaign funds, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Democrat Bill Daley has raised the most in that time period, bringing in $5,608,014. Of that, none of the money came from loans. John Kozlar, a South Side lawyer, raised the least amount, reporting no contributions.

Willie Wilson and Jerry Joyce, both Democrats, each reported more than $1 million in campaign receipts, but the majority of the money came from loans. Wilson reported $1,302,581 in funds received with 94 percent of that amount coming from loans. Joyce claimed $1,516,210 with 86 percent borrowed. 

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Total Fundraising by Candidate Jan. 1, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2019

RankCandidateTotal Raised% Loans
1Bill Daley$5,608,0140%
2Toni Preckwinkle$3,573,3260%
3Gery Chico$2,140,1990%
4Susana Mendoza$1,904,3000%
5Jerry Joyce$1,516,21086%
6Willie Wilson$1,302,58194%
7Garry McCarthy$1,137,2810%
8Lori Lightfoot$1,324,0820%
9Paul Vallas$732,92016%
10Amara Enyia$633,1370%
11Bob Fioretti$561,5000%
12Neal Sales-Griffin$113,9547%
13La Shawn Ford$67,5930%
14John Kozlar$0N/A
Source: Illinois State Board of Elections

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