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Top News Source for North Carolina Leaders Announces TBOR

May 25, 2018 @ 7:33 pm
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Every time John Pudner walked in a legislative office this week in North Carolina, the legislators volunteered that they already knew about him and his mention from the Insider. Colin Campbell's updates. We thank him for letting us post this article and encourage anyone who has any dealings with North Carolina government or politics to subscribe today: Campaign Reform Colin Campbell, THE INSIDER, 5/23/18 A conservative-leaning campaign finance reform group is eyeing North Carolina for legislation that would restrict unverified credit card campaign donations -- a likely source of foreign money in American elections. John Pudner, the executive director of [...]
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Donors an Issue in Democrat’s 2020 Invisible Primary

May 24, 2018 @ 4:51 pm
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AUBURN, AL- We can’t see it yet, but the primary for the Democrat Party’s nomination is in full swing. And, following a cycle where Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump leveraged concerns over big money to surpass expectation, sources of campaign funds has become an early source of differentiation. Sen. Kamala Harris, an early frontrunner from California, is running into early challenges with the newly dubbed “Bernie Sanders wing” of the Party for… wait for it… courting heavy-hitting traditional Democrat donors, namely members of Hillary Clinton’s finance committee. As a non-partisan organization, Take Back Our Republic is not taking a position [...]
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Take Back’s John Pudner on the Chad Adams Show

May 23, 2018 @ 2:32 pm
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Earlier this morning Take Back Our Republic's Executive Director John Pudner was a featured guest on one of North Carolina's most popular conservative radio outlets The Chad Adams Show. If you'd like to hear John with Chad about the need for more transparency when it comes to campaign finance and the need for redistricting reform you can click below.
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Take Back’s John Pudner meets with Virginia Senator Chase

May 21, 2018 @ 7:35 pm
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Monday morning Take Back Executive Director John Pudner met with Senator Amanda Chase, who like John previously worked to elect U.S. Congressman Dave Brat before being elected her self to the Virginia state senate. Pudner thanks Amanda for her leadership role in introducing measures to create greater transparency, reform gerrymandering, and campaign finance reform since being elected. Senator Chase also chairs the transparency caucus which is a bipartisan caucus in the Virginia legislature which has enacted measures such as live coverage of committee meetings to avoid actions being taken without the knowledge of the public. Take Back Our Republic appreciates [...]
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Is New York Really the “Standard”?

May 14, 2018 @ 8:50 pm
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AUBURN, AL- Earlier this year, the Campaign Finance Institute testified to their study on New York’s matching program- where public funds are used to encourage small-dollar donors. This program has been called the national “standard.” Well, according to the study, there are “red flags” that should tamper enthusiasm about such efforts. CFI Executive Director Michael J. Malbin, who is also a Professor of Political Science at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York, gave the following testimony regarding the program and its effects on small-dollar donors: http://www.cfinst.org/pdf/testimony/NYCCFB%20Testimony_Malbin_29Jan2018_revised_with-Appendix.pdf The main takeaway from [...]
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2-Week Lone Star-Buckeye Shuttle Concludes in Dallas

May 10, 2018 @ 4:29 pm
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DALLAS - Meg Bartos (center of photo) kindly invited us to wrap up our two weeks of shuttling between Ohio and Texas with a well-attended event at her Kanju Interiors in Dallas. To her far left are Take Back Our Republic Texas Coordinator Patricia Embry, then her husband Blair. To Meg's right is a great ally Brad Hillinger, whose organization acts on our shared concern about political giving from private prisons blocking incarceration reform, and Executive Director John Pudner. Hillinger's The Tower Industries just cleared a Congressional hurdle with a committee passage of a project that would lead to true [...]
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3rd Election the Charm! Ohioans Vote 1,158,492 to 389,731 to End Gerrymandering

May 9, 2018 @ 4:06 am
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COLUMBUS, OH - During the year Ohio voted to re-elect President Obama by a 51% to 48% margin, voters rejected redistricting reform for the second time. After shifting 11-points more "red" to support President Trump by a 51% to 43% margin, voters also reversed on redistricting reform tonight for an incredible 74% to 26% margin voting YES on Issue One with all but a few provisional ballots and precincts outstanding.   The victory room spoke for itself as the Take Back Our Republic ED and a great phone bank and field coordinator stood below the results earlier (feature photo) and close to 100 [...]
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Close Door to Foreign Campaign Money, Open It To Reform

May 9, 2018 @ 3:05 am
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ActBlue is the one vendor who continues to add to the billions of dollars sent to candidates through unverified gift or credit card contributions, an open invitation for foreign interests to subvert U.S. laws. Now it turns out they are also sending questionable contributions that break campaign limits from liberal activist Rosie O’Donnell. Once Take Back Our Republic Advisory Committee Member Peter Schweizer pointed out foreign interests could easily subvert U.S. Campaign laws by funneling political attack money through unverified campaign contributions, hundreds of candidates voluntarily stopped using the process — but ActBlue continued using a process that has now [...]
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Mick Mulvaney’s Stunning Admission and the Dark Money Now Targeting Him

May 4, 2018 @ 4:03 pm
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AUBURN, AL- It was weird hearing someone say it out loud. OMB Director and Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mick Mulvaney gave voice to the open secret in Washington that “pay to play” is a real thing with a recent stunning admission: “If you were a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn't talk to you. If you were a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you. If you came from back home and sat in my lobby, I would talk to you without exception, regardless of the financial contributions.” This comment rightfully raged [...]
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Potential Presidential Candidate Changes Tune on Corporate Contributions

May 3, 2018 @ 6:44 pm
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AUBURN, AL- When the American people vote for president in November 2020, Bernie Sanders will be 79 years old- a number that makes a second bid for the White House a notion that is not a foregone conclusion. So, that leaves his wing of the Party desperately searching for candidates that will take up his mantle. While Elizabeth Warren has been a frontrunner on the Left, Kamala Harris has attracted some attention as an alternative. Those aspirations hit a snag recently when she expressed an openness to accepting corporate contributions- a major “no” in today’s Democratic Party. Clearly, Harris did [...]