Rep. Ben Ray Lujan. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

At a Bloomberg roundtable, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Rep. Ben Ray Luján told reporters that eight Democratic House candidates have raised over $3 million since the end of June.

Why it matters: That is "unprecedented" for House races, Luján said — and it shows the enthusiasm among grassroots activists and donors who have been fueling Democratic campaigns across the country all cycle.

By the numbers: In the 3rd quarter (which spans from July 1 to Sept. 30), 82 Democratic candidates for the House raised over $500,000.

  • One level deeper: 74 raised over $750,000; 60 raised over $1 million; and 30 raised over $2 million.

This follows a trend we've seen throughout the 2018 midterm elections.

  • In the third quarter, there were over $385 million in small-dollar donations to Democratic candidates and progressive organizations through ActBlue, the online fundraising platform.
  • For comparison, donors gave $335 million through ActBlue in the entire 2014 midterms cycle.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10 a.m. ET: 32,881,747 — Total deaths: 994,821 — Total recoveries: 22,758,171Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10 a.m. ET: 7,079,909 — Total deaths: 204,503 — Total recoveries: 2,750,459 — Total tests: 100,492,536Map.
  3. States: New York daily cases top 1,000 for first time since June — U.S. reports over 55,000 new coronavirus cases.
  4. Health: The long-term pain of the mental health pandemicFewer than 10% of Americans have coronavirus antibodies.
  5. Business: Millions start new businesses in time of coronavirus.
  6. Education: Summer college enrollment offers a glimpse of COVID-19's effect.