We have previously covered the campaign finance issues with the recent special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District. Both candidates- Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel- did nothing illegal, but activities surrounding those campaigns embodied rationale for reform. Now, there are concerns about the leader they campaign to replace, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Groups are launching complaints that the former congressman gave $40,000 from his accounts to America Rising, the pro-Trump group that aired ads and conducted research aimed at confirming Price. “On or around the date that Price for Congress reported its $40,000 payment to America Rising [...]
Auburn, AL – Friday the Board of Directors for Take Back Our Republic elected LaNell Morold as its first full-time President to build the national effort leading up to the September 28 Annual Board Meeting in Washington. The 13 Board Members (see bios below) who elected Morold remains unchanged since May 2016, and include distinguished business, political and community leaders from across the country. The election was by a unanimous 11-0 vote, with Morold abstaining from votes regarding her new position and only Dr. Richard Painter unable to participate because he was out-of-country speaking during the Board Meeting. “I appreciate [...]
John Pudner, executive director of Take Back Our Republic, a conservative government reform group and a Bannon ally, says he has mixed feelings on the administration’s use of Washington insiders in lower-level administrative positions. “At some point, at the lower level, you have to have people who understand the process,” Pudner says. “The rock and the hard place is you need to have people who get things done but you don’t want people married to the system who take the job because it looks good on their résumé.” Read more HERE.
"Close to 200 residents of Maine and New Hampshire marched from John Paul Jones Park in Kittery, Maine, to Market Square in downtown Portsmouth on Sunday afternoon to raise awareness for the need for clean elections in New Hampshire." Take Back's own Liz Iacobucci was a guest speaker at the rally at the end of the march. You can read more about the march to promote clean elections here.
"Why would anybody oppose disclosure? Unless they want to keep funneling unaccountable money to influence government decisions on how to spend taxpayers’ money." To read the article in its entirety click here.
At a recent Q&A with a candidate for Governor of Georgia, one concerned citizen echoed a sentiment being felt throughout the Greater Atlanta area- a region recently bombarded with political advertising- when she asked “what will you do to keep out-of-state money from pouring into our elections?” The question is certainly understandable and it underscores the countless frustrations that stem from a race that became the most expensive in our nation’s history- nearly doubling the previous congressional record. Take Back Our Republic was quick to release concerns following the Georgia Sixth Congressional District result that saw Republican Karen Handel narrowly [...]
Periodically we look at the number of page views from websites that have covered Take Back Our Republic and/or Executive Director John Pudner. We thank all media that has taken the time to cover our efforts (see complete list here). Here are the latest Digital Vision counts of page views for the sites that have covered us, and where the sites rank nationally. Rank Web Page with coverage Monthly Views 2 drudgereport.com 1,256,200,000 4 espn.com 1,179,100,000 5 cnn.com 853,900,000 7 foxnews.com 663,300,000 9 nytimes.com (several TBOR) 603,600,000 10 washingtonpost.com (several TBOR) 497,600,000…
Start your weekend off right, with Take Back Our Republic! You can listen to John Pudner on the radio, all over the country, this Friday and Saturday. Friday, June 30 6:30 am ET - Richmond, Virginia 6:30 am Eastern/5:30 am Central/4:30 am Mountain/3:30 am Pacific John’s weekly “Take Back Radio” show If you’re in the Richmond area, tune in to WDZY 1290 AM or FM 103.3 Listen live from anywhere online at http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/WDZY 8:25 am ET - Boston, Massachusetts 8:25 am Eastern/7:25 am Central/6:25 am Mountain/5:25 am Pacific (last note, skipping this week) John’s weekly appearance on “Boston Herald Drive” [...]
Our Great Lakes Region tour wraps up at 3 p.m. Friday when Executive Director John Pudner will meet people and have a Milwaukee radio interview near the Briggs & Stratton stage at Summerfest, the largest music festival in the world. Thursday Pudner met with Board Member Camille Solberg in Fond du Lac, WI, and Wednesday the rest of Take Back's Great Lakes leadership team gathered at our "Returning Power To The People" forum in Chicago. We are grateful for the hard work of the staff at our partner for the event, Common Cause Illinois, and the sponsors McCormick Foundation and [...]
We’ve covered the movement within local governments to begin the pushback against big money, and St. Petersburg, FL is the latest shining example. The city made a move last week to cap Super PAC money at $5,000 and keep foreign entities from making an impact in our elections. Elected officials in St. Petersburg made the move despite a legal opinion that the law is likely unconstitutional. The lawmakers stated a belief that they could not sit idly by, and they have already lined up pro bono representation. John Bonifaz, president of Free Speech for People which is spearheading the effort [...]