"With Republicans shutting down the government and ObamaCare going live, Democratic grassroots supporters are engaged, energized and ready to fight for the causes they're committed to," the official says.
The big haul is the latest sign political campaigns are cashing in on a contentious few weeks in Washington. The third quarter of fundraising ended on Monday.

The DNC has struggled in fundraising overall this year, and trails the Republican National Committee in cash on hand.