[Ed. – Down but not out.]
Republicans raised $124 million in the first quarter of 2021 through their online fundraising vehicle WinRed, the latest example of the high levels of fundraising reported by both parties early in the 2022 midterm cycle.
WinRed said the haul was 95 percent of what it processed in the first quarter of 2020, ahead of last year’s presidential race. The average contribution was for just under $38, and first-time donors contributed nearly $34 million.
The news comes as WinRed is looking to expand its reach and add more than 1,000 state and local campaigns. Of the money it raised, $8.8 million went to those state and local races.
The haul solidifies WinRed as a key tool for Republicans in their effort to match Democrats’ prowess among small-dollar, online donors.