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TBOR Board Expands with Leaders from throughout US

May 9, 2016 @ 4:08 pm
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Auburn, AL – Distinguished business, political and community leaders from across the country accepted positions on the National Board of Governors for Take Back Our Republic, an independent nonpartisan group that is focusing on conservative solutions to problems with the campaign finance system.  Please click the names of each of the 10 new members, listed in alphabetical order by first name, as well as Advisory Board member Abby Moffat, for their video introduction. Bruce McEver, NY, founded Berkshire Capital in 1983, pioneering the concept of providing independent merger, acquisition and strategic advisory services for investment managers and securities firms.  Based [...]

Washington Post Quotes Take Back

May 6, 2016 @ 2:07 pm
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If Trump “makes it clear he wants to change the rules, but he’s stuck playing under them, I don’t think there will be a big turn-off,” said conservative political consultant John Pudner, whose group Take Back Our Republic seeks to reduce the influence of the wealthy on politics. “But if it looks like he’s just abandoning the one thing that got him here, I think there’ll be trouble.” To read the entire story, click here.

John Pudner a Guest on Tamara Scott’s “Truth for Our Time” Show

May 3, 2016 @ 8:39 pm
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Thanks to Tamara Scott of Iowa for having me as a guest on her show on Friday, April 29th.  I enjoyed discussing conservative solutions to campaign finance reform and money in politics with her. To hear the interview, click here.

Brat Reunion Re: Tax Credit; Virginia Meetings

April 30, 2016 @ 4:08 pm
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En route to the first meeting of an expanded Board of Directors in Washington DC, our team met with key people in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Haleigh Herring, who coordinates our fundraising and scheduling, met with Advisory Board Member Curtis Colgate (photo left, Advisory Board announcement here). John Pudner had a great reunion with two people who were key to Take Back’s proposal to bring back the Reagan-era tax credit. In speeches, Pudner tells the story of the first big fundraising event for Congressman Dave Brat, and Friday he reunited with the fundraiser (Mike Rubino, left) and campaign manager (Zac Werrell [...]

Former Miami-area Mayor, Conservative Reformer, Joins Advisory Board

April 28, 2016 @ 4:24 pm
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         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     April 28, 2016     Contact: press@takeback.org     404-663-3646     Jared S. Thomas, Press Secretary Auburn, AL –A former Miami area Mayor who successfully took on and defeated a big money attempt to have taxpayers fund their football stadium joins the Advisory Board today. Former Cutler Bay Mayor Ed MacDougall successfully fought and helped stop the Miami Dolphins’ now-defunct push for a subsidized stadium renovation. As a known conservative leader and police officer willing to fight for reform, MacDougall proved an effective voice in stopping the giveaway of taxpayer money in South Dade for the stadium as another example of [...]

Icitizen poll results are in

April 28, 2016 @ 3:06 pm
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Take Back Our Republic recently partnered with Icitizen, a Nashville based organization, who's goal is to connect you with your elected officials to be heard on the civic issues you care about using app based polling on local, state, and federal levels. Our first poll with Icitizen closed just last week and the results speak for themselves, people care about dark money and conservative solutions to campaign finance reform. Check out the results in the infographic below.

Daily Caller Runs Op-Ed By TBOR Lobbyist on Foreign Contributions

April 27, 2016 @ 4:37 pm
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by Chuck Cunningham, Lobbyist There is little dispute that campaign contributions can influence desired political outcomes. After all, money is the mother’s milk of politics. Some special interests buy favor that some politicians are seemingly too willing, and even sometimes eager, to sell. But before you react in righteous indignation over the quid-pro-quo of political giving, consider some of the most well-meaning campaign finance reform heroes have attempted to thwart it, right? To read the entire column, please click here.

Open Letter Supporting Alabama Disclosure Legislation

April 21, 2016 @ 4:47 pm
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The following is an open letter sent this morning to Alabamians, asking for their support for a state bill that would let voters decide if they want out-of-state dark money and/or other illicit political contributions disclosed. People were so excited about Senator Orr's bill, that every phone in our office is being used to call our contacts in the state, and the reaction is overwhelmingly positive - everyone seems to want Senate Bill 356 to be approved.   ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: John Pudner, Executive Director Take Back Our Republic <johnp@takeback.org> Date: Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 11:21 AM [...]

Tax Day, Arrest, Cash in Harbor

April 18, 2016 @ 3:01 pm
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If you have a google alert for “Take Back Our Republic,” then you received stories from USA Today, NewsMax, Reuters and Bill Moyers based on an arrest in DC, throwing campaign cash in the Boston Harbor, and tax credit request on tax day. See below: Boston Harbor campaign cash Capitol Hill protest Co-Sponsors to stop foreign money, provide tax credit As we get ready to set our budget on May 2, please help us keep up the pressure for conservative solutions to campaign finance reform with a contribution to Take Back Our Republic. 1. Boston Harbor campaign cash Dr. Richard [...]