Lucy McBath, Democratic candidate in Georgia. Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Vanity Fai

Between July and September, Democrats running in 28 competitive House races raised over three times as much money as their Republican challengers, per CNN's Fredreka Schouten and David Wright. These Democrats raised a collective $69.6 million compared to the GOP's $21.4 million.

Why it matters: This follows the trend we've been tracking all cycle long — the Democratic base is fired up and donating to candidates and committees in record numbers.

Two of the Axios 8 for 2018 candidates raised $1.39 million in the third quarter, per FEC filings: West Virginia's Richard Ojeda and Florida's Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

One more thing: Lucy McBath, who's running in Georgia's 6th district, raised $961,908 during the same three months. For comparison, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York raised $800,438.

Go deeper: Most campaign contributions come from outside candidates' districts

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What Matters 2020

The missed opportunities for 2020 and beyond

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photos: Jason Armond (Los Angeles Times), Noam Galai, Jabin Botsford (The Washington Post), Alex Wong/Getty Images

As the 2020 presidential campaign draws to a close, President Trump and Joe Biden have focused little on some of the most sweeping trends that will outlive the fights of the moment.

Why it matters: Both have engaged on some issues, like climate change and China, on their own terms, and Biden has addressed themes like economic inequality that work to his advantage. But others have gone largely unmentioned — a missed opportunity to address big shifts that are changing the country.

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Pence chief of staff Marc Short tests positive for coronavirus

Marc Short with Katie Miller, Vice President Pence's communications director, in March. Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times via Reuters

Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday and is quarantining, according to a White House statement.

Why it matters: Short is Pence's closest aide, and was one of the most powerful forces on the White House coronavirus task force.