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An interesting recent vote on a money in politics issue

November 18, 2015 @ 7:17 am
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The Roanoke Star reported on voters once again speaking out in favor of addressing corruption related to money in politics. There are many groups advocating most liberal solutions to money in politics, and obviously Take Back Our Republic is more focused on conservative solutions, Represent Us, which led the charge on this vote, is one group that really seems to work toward whatever solutions seem to work - whether making conservatives uncomfortable by using the words "campaign finance reform," or making liberals uncomfortable by focusing on "government corruption."

Debate Watchers: Campaign Finance 1 of Top 4 Campaign Issues

November 13, 2015 @ 12:59 pm
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_At 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, Fox Business debunked the myth that no one votes based on campaign finance with one graphic,_ according to John Pudner, Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic, referring to a graphic shown during the Republican debate indicating it was one of the top four issues on the mind of voters. "A picture is worth 1000 words, and the tired old argument that everyone is for reforming money in politics, but it is a very low priority was proven wrong in one instant." _How is it that voters say they care much more about campaign finance then [...]

Voters reject big money in ME, OH, KY, WA & CA

November 4, 2015 @ 1:25 pm
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In the wake of last night's big election wins for people concerned about money in politics, I hope you will tune intoNew Hampshire's only statewide call-in radio shownext Tuesday (November 10) from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. where I will be a guest. Also, I will address last night's election results tomorrow at the Georgia Tea Party meeting in the business office of one of the largest churches in Georgia. Last night's election results against the undue influence of big money literally stretched for 2,727 miles - with reform measures passing from Maine to Washington State and California - and [...]

8 days / 8 states & 44 media stories / venues

October 22, 2015 @ 8:07 am
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We were recently asked how so few people could hope to educate so many on conservative solutions to money in politics. To find out, feel free to attend any of the www.takeback.org meetings run by John Pudner in the next 8 days in NH, CT, MA, OK, KS, MO, GA or Take Back Our Republic's first Open House of our HQ here in Auburn, AL. Our success is due to the 26 volunteer State Coordinators and 188 media outlets that have talked to us and expressed an interest, resulting in substantive media coverage from Coast-to-Coast including the 45 links below [...]

Quoted by NY Times; reserve copy of our 1st book

October 20, 2015 @ 12:53 pm
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The New York Times recently quoted me for the perspective ofTake Back Our Republicon the growing power of small donors to counter balance mega donors. Click on this image for the entire story. When we launched our efforts many doubted how small donors could offset mega donors. In less than a year, Take Back Our Republic overcame these doubts due to people like you building our state grassroots chapters, spreading our educational papers, talking to local press and contributing to Take Back Our Republic. Now please consider contributing to our most important project to date, the publishing of the book, [...]

Exciting Hill Visit Caps Best Week Yet

October 11, 2015 @ 9:02 am
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We visited 11 states and had a record-setting fundraising week between our first press conference on Capitol Hill July 27 and Thursday's return trip (click on image below for full Roll Call article). Shortly thereafter, Representative Kevin McCarthy announced he would not be Speaker Boehner's replacement and Open Secrets (click for full story) noted either Representative Daniel Webster or Jason Chaffetz could be the first Speaker without historic ties to big money. I had planned to spend a couple of hours walking the Halls of Congress to update a few people on the positive reaction we were getting for conservative [...]

Conservative Solutions for Campaign Finance Reform

September 17, 2015 @ 6:07 am
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Ohio Conservative Review We Can Honor the Grassroots Money and the Constitution as We Reform Campaign Finance Campaign finance reform.This phrase seems to have become synonymous with progressive policies like top-down government mandates and financial restrictions. It_s time to change that. Ahead of the 2016 election cycle, the issue of money in politics and the resulting common frustration with the outsized influence held by mega-donors will increasingly come into focus. Conservatives across the country, particularly here in Ohio, have an opportunity to highlight a bottom-up approach to a problem more and more Americans are recognizing. I recently had a chance [...]

Legal notices regarding Take Back Our Republic Registration to Raise Funds in Each State

September 7, 2015 @ 7:19 pm
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Please review for legal disclosures regarding Take Back Our Republic efforts in your state: A copy of our latest financial statement may be obtained by writing to Take Back Our Republic, 246 E. Glenn Avenue Auburn, AL 36830. If you are a resident of one of these states, you may obtain financial information directly from the state agency: FLORIDA _ A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, 1-800-435-7352 (800-HELP-FLA) WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING www.800helpfla.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. [...]

The Georgia debut of a new campaign finance overhaul push

September 4, 2015 @ 12:03 pm
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By Greg Bluestein, AJC.com A conservative watchdog group will debut in Georgia a national push to close what it calls a glaring campaign finance loophole. Take Back Our Republic set to launch an effort in Georgia next year for legislation that would require banks to verify that all credit card contributions to campaigns are from a valid U.S. address. Many political campaigns now opt-out of that voluntary requirement. The group_s executive director, John Pudner, said he has already lined up a Republican sponsor _ an unnamed committee chairman _ to introduce the legislation. He wouldn_t say who the GOP backer [...]