The Take Back Our Republic Board of Directors met in New Orleans February 3, and elected Francis Johnson to a full year term as President, and elected three new members to their first full-year terms. Johnson splits time between Washington DC and San Diego, California, and his bio and those of other returning Board Members can be seen by clicking here, except for the separate bios of original Board Members Dr. Richard Painter and Mark McKinnon. Francis Johnson: President The three new members elected to their first full year term appear from left to right in the top row; Sarah [...]
The Take Back Our Republic Vision and Mission Statements were previewed for the first time in a speech by John Pudner to more than a thousand cheering attendees of the closing speeches at the Unrig the System Summit in New Orleans. Soon after that, the same stage featured Mike Gallagher, the Marine with a Ph.D. from Princeton University who learned to speak Arabic to famously capture a mass murderer from Al-Qaeda hiding in a sofa, and then Gallagher won a Congressional race after working for Pudner's college classmate Governor Scott Walker. Take Back Our Republic released the Vision and Mission Statements after the speech: Vision Statement That Americans trust [...]
“We’ve worked with North Dakotans from across the political spectrum on this amendment to hold public officials accountable and reduce corruption in government,” said Ellen Chaffee, Democrat co-chair of North Dakotans for Public Integrity. “The political system is broken, so this amendment is needed to ensure that government and politicians put the people of North Dakota first.” To read the article in its entirety click here
On Friday, January 26, Take Back Our Republic Executive Director was a featured guest on The Ron Edwards Experience (America Matters Media, KCKQ -NV). Pudner and Edwards discussed the Take Back story and efforts underway to fundamentally reform America's broken campaign finance system. Click below to listen to John's interview:
If one out of every six Trump voters in New Mexico followed a blog - it would still have a smaller following than the 54,507 followers of the Political Fireball. The conservative blog known for not backing down from hard-hitting reporting pulled no punches this week during Take Back's whirlwind tour of the Land of Enchantment - in turn posting a story in which Take Back answered every objection to the voters' right to know who is contributing to politicians and getting New Mexicans taxpayer money in return. The state chapter that started with former Governor Gary Johnson joining as a member, [...]
With Take Back New Mexico growing to hundreds of members, Executive Director John Pudner traded the 8 degree temperature in Alabama for the 14 degree temperature in New Mexico. Pudner will join leading libertarian, social conservatives, and fiscal conservatives at several events this week. He dropped by the State Capitol today to speak on the differences and similarities between conservative and progressive solutions to money in politics.
Take Back Executive Director John Pudner penned the following OpEd on money in politics for the Concord Monitor: Two years ago, I was sludging through New Hampshire snow drifts, just before the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. As I talked with Granite State voters, I kept hearing the same thing: everyone was concerned about the influence of “Big Money” campaign donors. Once the primary results were in, it was clear that “Money In Politics” was a deciding issue for voters. The two primary winners – Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders – had used very different slogans, but both had campaigned on the [...]
Take Back Our Republic Executive Director John Pudner discussed the organization's efforts to fundamentally reform America's broken campaign finance system last week in an interview with business executive Don Smith. With organizers, supporters, and allies throughout the country, Take Back is working on the local, state, and federal level to limit special interest influence in politics and give power back to the electorate. To learn more about The Don Smith Show, click HERE.
AUBURN, AL- A recount followed by a Court decision means that a key race for a legislative seat in Virginia is a tie. A coin flip will decide the winner. The winner will decide control of the House of Delegates. Though the story reads like that of an over-the-top political comedy, the reality is a stark reminder of the power of the few and the ability to influence our republic with overwhelming money. Virginia, one of the few states that allow for unlimited political giving by individuals and corporations, opens the door for a handful of elites [...]