11/22/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Money And Power Shifting In Springfield

Money is flowing swiftly into several key state Senate races, but it's coming from some unusual sources, thanks to an upcoming power shift.

Senate President Emil Jones, D-Chicago will retire in January, and his lameduck status has shifted some of his traditional fundraising prowess to the top candidates who want to replace him.

Both Sen. John Cullerton, D-Chicago, and Sen. James Clayborne, D-Belleville, have funneled well more than $300,000 each this fall into the campaigns of a handful of Democratic colleagues and candidates.

Click here to see notable campaign expenditures for Cullerton, Clayborne and Sen. Don Harmon.