Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)

It's going to be a long, nervous Election Day

Illustration of red and blue bar chart lines in the shape of the United States moving forwards and backwards
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

By late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, officials from both parties say we should know whether or not the Democrats have won the House. Until then, everyone is on edge — and the tension is only going to get worse through the long election night.

What they're saying: Democrats remain "cautiously optimistic," one strategist told me, especially "after living through 2014 and 2016" when Democrats had high hopes but suffered major losses. President Trump is sounding the alarm by disputing CNN polls and warning of potential illegal voting. And a national Republican operative texted me: "It's going to be a bad night in the House."

DCCC online fundraising breaks $100 million mark

Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee broke the $100 million online fundraising mark on Tuesday, exactly one week ahead of the midterms, Politico reports.

Why it matters: The DCCC broke its previous online fundraising record, $75.27 million during the 2016 election cycle, in August. The committee has so far raised $250 million overall in 2018 with online donations accounting for nearly 40% of the total.

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