Campaign contributions topped $3.17 million in the second quarter of 2017. For Mayor Rahm Emanuel, City Treasurer Kurt Summers, City Clerk Anna Valencia, and the city’s aldermen, that total is just part of the $8.8 million in total cash on hand for the close of the quarter.

That total only includes personal campaign funds, not political ward funds, which most aldermen control as Democratic Committeemen. It also excludes independent expenditure groups, which a handful of aldermen also control.

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