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.