When you make a donation on WinRed, you are donating to a specific candidate or organization, but your donation will first pass through the WinRed PAC.
How your donation goes from WinRed PAC to the candidate or organization
The WinRed PAC is a conduit PAC, meaning it only passes donations along to the intended recipient. Therefore, your donation is directly going to support the candidates or organizations you want to, not to the PAC.
WinRed is required by law to forward your contribution to the candidate or organization within 10 days of receiving it.
How to verify your donation made it
We are legally required to pass along every donation to the intended candidate or organization, but if you'd like to verify for yourself you can do one of two things:
Ask the candidate or organization
We are required by law to pass funds on to the candidates you’ve allocated your donation to within 10 days, but most organizations receive payouts much sooner.
Your donation made through WinRed will appear on the FEC’s website once the candidates and organizations you contributed through WinRed file their report. Please note this is updated only when that candidate or organization has to file their FEC reporting.