This should make Politico‘s newsroom jump for joy and others may want to situate themselves close to a paper bag or a toilet.

Since lunchtime Politico page views have been bursting like the man’s stomach above. The publication has been getting 2.2. million page views an hour. So far today, a newsroom source tells FishbowlDC, the publication has received 17 million page views. To put this in perspective, the highest traffic they’ve ever gotten was yesterday when they hit 8 million page views.

UPDATE: Executive Editor Jim VandeHei shares on Politico LIVE that the pub had 7.4 million page views in the past hour. Total for the day as of 10:30 p.m.: 40 million.