As midterms approach, GOP online fundraising platform announces nearly $3 billion raised in just three years

WinRed is marking the third anniversary since its founding by announcing it has raised nearly $3 billion dollars for more than 5,000 Republican campaigns as it plans to continue making big impacts in the 2022 midterm elections.

With exclusive data provided to Fox News Digital, the GOP fundraising platform touted its outperformance of ActBlue, its Democratic rival, and outlined the success it saw in various areas as a fundraising body.

"We have exceeded expectations, but have a lot more to do," said Gerrit Lansing, president of WinRed, in a statement provided to Fox News Digital. "WinRed looks forward to helping retake majorities all across America in November and continuing to keep the pedal down on expanding our products and services."


WinRed describes itself as the "premiere online fundraising technology platform utilized by Republicans," and was founded in 2019 with the purpose of combating Democrats' then-advantage in online fundraising, driven by ActBlue.

People register to vote during a Republican voter registration in Brownsville, Pennsylvania on September 5, 2020.

People register to vote during a Republican voter registration in Brownsville, Pennsylvania on September 5, 2020. (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

According to WinRed, it processed its first $2 billion within 15 months of its founding, a feat it says took ActBlue 15 years to achieve. The group also said it raised Republicans 44% more funds because of its "unique" features, such as donor-specific accounts, allowing candidates to fundraise together, and its website's candidate directory.

In the data provided to Fox News Digital, WinRed touted its processing of $116.9 million in funds for campaign merchandise, such as yard signs and t-shirts, and said more than 2,300 state and local campaigns had raised $142.6 million through its platform.


In addition, it said it had saved its campaigns "millions of dollars" so far this election year by offering lower processing fees than ActBlue.

Aside from individual candidates, a number of Republican committees utilize Win Red's services, including the Republican National Committee (RNC), the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRSC), the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Republican State Leadership Committee, the Republican Governors Association, and the Save America JFC.

Republican Elephant graphic, the symbol of the Republican Party.

Republican Elephant graphic, the symbol of the Republican Party. (Getty Images)

In statements provided to Fox News Digital, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and NRSC Chairman Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., each praised WinRed's role in helping Republicans win elections.

"WinRed has totally changed the game for Republicans. The platform has been critical to our candidates’ fundraising success this year, and it will continue to be for many election cycles to come," McDaniel said.

"The NRSC has made grassroots fundraising a priority this cycle and it wouldn’t have been possible with the work the WinRed team has put into building that platform into a powerhouse," Scott said. "We’re closing the gap with the Democrats and can feel the grassroots excitement to support and elect Republicans across the country."

WinRed's reported success comes as Republicans are poised to win control of the House of Representatives, and potentially the Senate, in November amid a massive drop in President Biden's approval rating, as well as greater trust in the party to handle issues like crime and inflation.

Brandon Gillespie is an associate editor at Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @brandon_cg.