Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Photo: Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Political campaigns and super PACs spent at least $3.2 million at properties owned or licensed by The Trump Organization in this year’s midterm election cycle, according to CNN’s analysis of Federal Election Commission records, adding that post-election financial documents could further increase that number.

Details: The Republican National Committee spent at least $1.2 million since 2017, the most of any single group, and Trump's own presidential re-election campaign spent more than $950,000 since the start of 2017. This revelation comes as Democrats, who will take control of the House next year, seek to make good on their pledge to use oversight powers to probe Trump's businesses amid concerns about potential violations.

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World coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

France reported more than 2,500 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours — the largest single-day number since May. French officials said the situation was "clearly worsening," per France 24.

By the numbers: Over 745,600 people have died of the novel coronavirus globally and over 20.4 million have tested positive, per Johns Hopkins. Almost 12.7 million have recovered from the virus.

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U.S. reports 1,485 coronavirus deaths in a single day

Healthcare workers handling coronavirus tests in Los Angeles on August 11. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The U.S. reported 1,485 deaths due to the coronavirus on Wednesday, COVID Tracking Project data shows.

Why it matters: It's the highest single-day COVID-19 death toll since May 15, when the country reported 1,507 deaths. The U.S. has seen a total of 157,758 deaths from the virus.

Biden campaign raises $26 million in 24 hours after announcing Harris as running mate

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden's campaign announced on Wednesday that it raised $26 million in the 24 hours after revealing Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential pick.

Why it matters: The cash influx signals that Harris has helped the Democratic presidential campaign pick up steam. Nearly 150,000 contributors were first-time donors, according to the campaign statement.