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Ethan Todras-Whitehill, co-founder of Swing Left. Photo: Jenny Anderson/Getty Images

One sign of the energy Democrats are showing ahead of the midterms is the fast pace of their online donations.

Driving the news: The progressive group Swing Left has raised nearly $700,000 using emails, Reddit, and Twitter for 15 Democratic candidates running in the most competitive house races and who have raised less than their Republican challengers.

  • The money is distributed evenly to candidates, unless the donor specifies otherwise. If split evenly, each would receive approx. $47,000.

The first email from Swing Left announcing their "Impact Fund" on July 13 raised $200,000. A Reddit thread encouraging people to donate to "House Democratic challengers behind in cash" led to $3,000 in donations. And the group has raised $50,000 from the link to the Impact Fund in their Twitter bio.

  • The "Impact Fund" supports candidates running in the most competitive districts (rated at least "lean Republican" by Cook Political Report) and who have less cash on hand than their Republican opponent.
  • The fund sends a weekly email to supporters highlighting a different candidate's campaign. The most recent email was in support of Democrat Carolyn Long, who won her primary in Washington's 3rd district.

Go deeper: The 15 candidates benefitting from Swing Left's Impact Fund.

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44 mins ago - Technology

Scoop: Google won't donate to members of Congress who voted against election results

Sen. Ted Cruz led the group of Republicans who opposed certifying the results. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Google will not make contributions from its political action committee this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certifying the results of the presidential election, following the deadly Capitol riot.

Why it matters: Several major businesses paused or pulled political donations following the events of Jan. 6, when pro-Trump rioters, riled up by former President Trump, stormed the Capitol on the day it was to certify the election results.

2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Minority Mitch still setting Senate agenda

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Chuck Schumer may be majority leader, yet in many ways, Mitch McConnell is still running the Senate show — and his counterpart is about done with it.

Why it matters: McConnell rolled over Democrats unapologetically, and kept tight control over his fellow Republicans, while in the majority. But he's showing equal skill as minority leader, using political jiujitsu to convert a perceived weakness into strength.