UPDATE: RNC leaders agree not to profit from WinRed fundraising site

UPDATE: RNC leaders agree not to profit from WinRed fundraising site. In a closed-door session at the GOP’s annual summer meeting, Republican National Committee officials pledged they would not profit from the party’s small-dollar fundraising site, WinRed. The President trump-backed online fundraising platform and technology, WinRed, was launched to corral leading Republican candidates along with down-ballot contenders onto a single site while providing access to state-of-the-art fundraising tools. WinRed seeks to mirror the success ($3.6B raised since 2004) Democrats have seen with ActBlue. A number of Republican candidates balked at using WinRed as highly placed GOP consultants and members have an ownership stake in WinRed and therefore they are poised to significantly benefit from the success of the platform. Notably, while ActBlue is a nonprofit - intentionally set up to avoid such conflicts of interest, WinRed is a for-profit company and takes a percentage of each donation, further exacerbating candidate concerns. ABC News