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Dr. Painter: The Conservative Case for Campaign-Finance Reform

February 4, 2016 @ 6:25 pm
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Many called us about the great op-ed by Dr. Richard Painter, a Member of Our Board, in the New York Times. If you did miss it, please click here to take a look.

Board to Expand; Thank You to the Founding Members (bios included)

February 3, 2016 @ 6:32 pm
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Take Back Our Republic will be announcing fabulous new additions to the Board of Directors in the months ahead. But first, a thank you to the initial three Board Members (who will continue to serve on the expanded Board) - with whom the first year of successes would never have been possible. MARK MCKINNON HK Strategies A self-proclaimed Media Guy, Mark McKinnon has been solving complex strategic challenges for causes, companies and candidates, including George W. Bush’s election and come-from-behind re-election. With Bush trailing John Kerry, McKinnon conducted a press briefing from campaign headquarters to defend commercials centered on President [...]
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Former Governor Jim Gilmore gets first look at Taxation Only with Representation

February 3, 2016 @ 4:03 pm
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Take Back Our Republic operations director Justin Hill, along with volunteer Max Norwood recently presented former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore with a copy of Dr. Richard Painters Taxation only with Representation.  
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Take Back Our Republic gets the last word in New York Times article on 2016 presidential campaign

February 1, 2016 @ 3:23 pm
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Take Back Our Republic appreciates the New York Times giving Executive Director John Pudner the last word (closing Paragraph) in its recent article on how Trump has broken down the old SuperPac-bundler model. "The traditional campaign spends most of its time raising money so that it can pay to get its message out," said John Pudner, Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic, a conservative group that promotes small dollar giving. "Trump broke down the means, which is collect a lot of money. He's found a different means to the same end."  
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New York Event Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. – Please RSVP and Invite Friends!

January 25, 2016 @ 2:04 am
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After the great reception for Taxation Only With Representation in Washington and New Hampshire, we are taking the book on the road! Please look over the schedule and encourage anyone you know to come to any of these events: Lebanon, New Hampshire, Monday, January 25 New York, Tuesday, January 26 (Berkshire Capitol, 155 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 5:30) Alabama State Capitol, Tuesday, February 2 University of Chicago, Thursday, February 11 Los Angeles, Monday, February 15 Denver, Wednesday, February 17 Please email Justin Hill at justinh@takeback.org or call 404.606.3163 to RSVP for yourself or any friends.
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Presidential Campaigns Get 1st Look at New Book

January 23, 2016 @ 12:14 am
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As Presidential campaigns gathered in Nashua, New Hampshire Friday night, members of Take Back provided copies of the new book, Taxation Only With Representation, The Conservative Conscience and Campaign Finance Reform. Operations Director Justin Hill (far left, top photo) and Carly Fiorina in Nashua Friday. The Take Back staff supplied copies of the book to representatives of all campaigns. Former Governor John Sununu was one of hundreds to take their first look at the book Friday. He is pictured here with Executive Director John Pudner. The general public can order copies by clicking here, and the team is delivering copies to State [...]

Take Back Our Republic Executive Director Speaks at Brookings Institute

January 21, 2016 @ 10:10 pm
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Take Back Our Republic officially released its first book on campaign finance reform, Taxation Only With Representation, at Thursday’s (1/21) campaign finance solutions summit at the Brookings Institute. Pudner was on a three-member panel with Mike Petro of the pro-business Committee on Economic Development and Peter Schweitzer, the author of Clinton Cash.

Order “Taxation Only With Representation” Today!

January 21, 2016 @ 6:40 pm
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This book is the first comprehensive discussion of corruption in campaign finance from the viewpoint of a political conservative. In this book, Richard Painter discusses how our money driven campaign system undermines the vision of our Founding Fathers and just about every principle that conservatives believe in. Painter then lays out a plan for reform that conservatives, and the Supreme Court, will embrace: defining the government's right to tax its citizens in a way that will give each citizen a real voice in funding campaigns for elected officials. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1939324122

Taxation only with Representation

January 12, 2016 @ 10:05 pm
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The fast start to 2016 continues! The Hill noted long-time NRA lobbyist Chuck Cunningham joined the team, the book tour for Take Back Our Republic's first book ("Taxation Only With Representation," by Dr. Richard Painter) starts this month (see schedule below), and Press Aide Suzanne Norman from Auburn University (via a Harvard-based intern program) hit the ground running with conversations with several of the top reporters in the country. The announcement in the Hill hit Monday. Schedule: Let us know if you can attend one of our book events OR call 334.329.7258 or email back to set up your own event Tuesday (today), Jan. [...]

“Dark money’ in politics quickly growing” Associated Press quotes John Pudner on campaign finance reform.

January 4, 2016 @ 8:09 pm
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  Dark money' in politics quickly growing BY GEOFF MULVIHILL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Posted: Sunday, January 3, 2016 12:00 am CHERRY HILL, N.J. -- Just before Rhode Island voters chose their governor in 2014, a group in Ohio transferred $730,000 from secret donors to another Ohio organization that spent the money on television ads aimed at defeating Gina Raimondo, the Democrat who eventually won a tight race. More than a year later, it's still not clear where the money came from or why two Ohio-based groups would want to influence an election 600 miles away. The same groups also [...]