Issue One on spending in Alabama's U.S. Senate race: $42.7 million is the combined amount that all candidates and political groups have invested so far in the special U.S. election in Alabama, including the earlier primary and primary runoff phases of the election. With spending continuing through Tuesday, that figure could rise even higher. To read Issue One's full analysis, click HERE.
Wednesday and Thursday Take Back Our Republic President Francis Johnson, DC-based Development Director Steve Thomas, and Executive Director John Pudner will meet with Congressional offices. The topic will be the importance of passing HR1341 and S1660 to cut off an avenue for foreign influence on US elections through the billions of dollars in nameless small dollar contributions sent through unverified credit card donations to evade bank scrutiny. Former long-time NRA lobbyist Chuck Cunningham will lead the effort to pass these important bills into law. On Thursday morning, Pudner will take a break from his efforts for Take Back Our Republic to be [...]
Take Back Our Republic's Director of Operations, Justin Hill, was the keynote speaker today at the Montgomery Capital Rotary meeting. A former Youth Director for the YMCA and campaign guru, Hill talked about Take Back's plan to fix America's broken campaign finance system.
The Take Back Connecticut effort to spread the word on conservative solutions for campaign reform included a TV and Radio interview and meetings with all seven announced Republican candidates for Governor, Party Officials, Debate Moderators from the Fox Affiliate, and many others among hundreds of Republicans Wednesday night. Links to watch and listen to the media interviews are listed below. Both Executive Director John Pudner and Tri-state Coordinator Paul Lichstein spread the word and forwarded information through one-on-one retail and an hour radio and TV interview that will air in Connecticut and throughout the country. The TV and radio interview were by two [...]
AUBURN, AL- We have previously written about Tom Steyer, the liberal mega-donor who is funding an effort to impeach Donald Trump, a campaign short on specifics and long on ideological preferences. Steyer, an uber-wealthy ex-investor whose foremost issue has been the environment, contributed more money, over $91 million, to campaigns in 2016 than anyone else. In fact, he more than doubled #3 on the list. In the HBO movie, “Does Money Talk,” which also includes Take Back Our Republic, Steyer claims he is different from the Koch Brothers because his giving is public. In fact, it took more than [...]
AUBURN, AL- Studies performed by OpenSecrets.org have led to the compilation of the 25 wealthiest members of Congress. Below, we have listed those members, their party, the sector where they have the highest investment, and the committees they serve on. 13 members of this list are Republicans with 12 Democrats. The Senate has 7 members of this list in its body, and 18 are in the House of Representatives. Interestingly, 19 of the 25 members on this list were elected within the last 10 years. This wave of wealth, underscores a few truths: 1) the ability to load one’s [...]
Doug Kronaizl from Represent South Dakota penned an OpEd for the Argus Leader that highlights brazen efforts in the legislature to silence voters and empower the political class. Read HERE.
Take Back Our Republic and Judicial Watch signed on to a letter in support of legislation that requires Senate candidates to file campaign finance reports directly to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). The letter, which is signed by organizations on both sides of the aisle, proves that campaign finance reform is bi-partisan. To read more, click HERE.
AUBURN, AL- In what was a very dark Election Day for many conservatives in Virginia, there may be a ray of sunshine emerging: liberals may be on the verge of making the gross mistake of ceding the campaign finance issue to conservatives. An opinion piece in The Washington Post cites Virginia’s loose campaign laws- which allow unlimited contributions to candidates- as the driving force behind the dramatic and radical shift leftward in the state. The foremost example citing is the toppling of Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall. Now, for many readers, Marshall, who once called himself Virginia’s “chief homophobe,” should [...]
In the coming days hundreds of thousands will descend on our home town of Auburn, Alabama for the annual Iron Bowl against Alabama. We hope you will send an email to jmartinez@ThinkingAhead.com with the resume or contact information of someone who may want to come to Auburn for another reason - for a great opportunity to move up into our No. 2 executive position. Thinking Ahead's Nonprofit Practice has been retained by Take Back Our Republic to identify a new Deputy Executive Director. I would love to ask your help. Our community has been so gracious in spreading the word and making recommendations [...]