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Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Sen. Cory Booker's 2020 presidential campaign said Tuesday that it raised more than $6 million in 2019's third quarter.

Why it matters: Last week, Booker's campaign disclosed it needed to raise at least $1.7 million within the final 10 days of Q3 — or he would be forced to drop out of the primary contest.

  • Q3 ended up being the campaign's best fundraising quarter so far, Booker's campaign manager Addisu Demissie tweeted.

By the numbers: In 10 days, the campaign said it raised $2,159,165.34 from more than 46,000 donations.

What's next: The Booker campaign wants to raise $3 million for the month of October to help expand resources and climb ahead in the polls.

  • Booker's deputy campaign manager Jenna Lowenstein tweeted plans on Tuesday to open new field offices and welcome 40 new staff members in the weeks to come.

Go deeper: Cory Booker on the issues, in under 500 words

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German election: Exit polls show close race to succeed Angela Merkel

SPD leader Olaf Scholz. Photo: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg via Getty Images

BERLIN — The first exit poll from Sunday's German elections showed the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) and the center-right Christian Democrats (CDU) in a dead heat at 25%, leaving the race to succeed Angela Merkel too close to call.

The state of play: A second exit poll showed the SPD narrowly ahead. That's the one televisions displayed at SPD headquarters in Berlin, where the room erupted into cheers. Official results will roll in throughout the evening.

Abbott says he'll hire Border Patrol agents who whipped at migrants

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Sunday defended the actions of U.S. Border Patrol agents who charged at Haitian migrants on horseback, blaming the Biden administration for not preventing them from crossing the border.

Why it matters: Abbott's remark on "Fox News Sunday" comes amid increased backlash over the incident, with President Biden saying, "I promise... those people will pay,” and the Department of Homeland Security launching an investigation.

Everyone wants to be an influencer

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The number of people looking to become online influencers has exploded during the pandemic.

Why it matters: Almost anyone can find themselves in a position to become an influencer, and brands are throwing billions of dollars at online content creators.

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