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Significant Digits For Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

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Number of fundraisers for Trump Victory — a joint committee of the Republican Party and Donald Trump’s campaign — scheduled between now and Election Day. The committee’s last formal fundraiser was the day of the final debate. On the Democrats’ side, Hillary Clinton had her last fundraiser Tuesday in Miami, with 41 more events featuring surrogates to come. [The Washington Post]

1 night only!

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg will make her speaking debut at the opera Nov. 12 with a production of “The Daughter of the Regiment” in Washington. [New York Daily News]

14.8 percent

Chipotle hasn’t recovered from its E. coli outbreak a year ago, with revenue dropping 14.8 percent in the third quarter and net income cratering to $7.8 million from $144.9 million in the same quarter last year. [Business Insider]


Many of us still have two weeks of election to go. But 10 million others can put this wonderful experience behind them. That’s how many early ballots had been cast as of Tuesday night. They are the lucky ones. [U.S. Elections Project, FiveThirtyEight]

$22 million

That’s how much the Clinton campaign and its allies are spending in battleground states this week, compared to $9.8 million from the Trump camp and its allies. Ah, now those fundraising numbers from earlier make sense. In Florida alone this week, Clinton and her allies are spending $7.4 million to Camp Trump’s $3.6 million. [NBC News]

$100 million

CNN will make roughly $100 million more in TV and digital advertising revenue this year than it would expect in a typical election year. I wonder why! [NPR]

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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.