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 squeezes the "sandwich generation"

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As the coronavirus poses risks and concerns for the youngest and oldest Americans, the generations in the middle are buckling under the increasing strain of having to take care of both.

Why it matters: People that make up the so-called sandwich generations are typically in their 30s, 40s and 50s, and in their prime working years. The increasing family and financial pressures on these workers means complications for employers, too.

Why Scranton matters again in 2020

Biden and Clinton visit Biden's childhood home in Scranton in 2016. Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The hometown of Joe Biden and "The Office" is polishing its perennial status as a guidepost for the nation's political mood.

Driving the news: Biden returns to Scranton, Pa., today with a campaign stop just outside the city limits at a metalworking plant, where he'll deliver remarks on a plan to create jobs and "help America build back better."

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 5 a.m. ET: 12,051,561 — Total deaths: 549,735 — Total recoveries — 6,598,230Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 5 a.m. ET: 3,055,144 — Total deaths: 132,309 — Total recoveries: 953,420 — Total tested: 37,532,612Map.
  3. 2020: Houston mayor cancels Texas Republican convention.
  4. Public health: Deaths are rising in hotspots — Déjà vu sets in as testing issues rise and PPE dwindles.
  5. Travel: United warns employees it may furlough 45% of U.S. workforce How the pandemic changed mobility habits, by state.
  6. Education: New York City schools will not fully reopen in fallHarvard and MIT sue Trump administration over rule barring foreign students from online classes.