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3 Things for Supporters to Print Out and Distribute at Meetings

September 3, 2015 @ 5:30 am
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Influence of wealthy donors becoming an issue in GOP primaries

August 31, 2015 @ 9:19 am
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TBOR Executive Director John Pudner quoted in article below regarding campaign finance reform. MSNBCByBenjy Sarlin ...Campaign finance advocacy groups tend to be dominated by progressive activists, but some on the right are trying to turn Republican attention to the issue as well while advocating different solutions.Take Back Our Republic, established in 2015, is an organization founded to encourage conservatives to propose their own policy ideas such as tax credits for small donors, disclosure requirements for _dark money_ groups that take anonymous dollars, and new measures to detect illegal foreign donations. _We really see it from that perspective of the grassroots [...]

91 year old coordinator; 5,866 miles – 7 states in 7 days to conclude in Michigan

August 22, 2015 @ 9:29 am
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Executive Director John Pudner of www.takeback.org is logging 5,866 miles in seven weekdays to meet requests from State Coordinators (including 91-year-old Weslie Owen of New Mexico in photo below), the media (click MSNBC story below) and potential donors (Alabama Farmers Check presentation photo below). The trip concludes with State Chapter meetings in New Jersey Monday, New York Tuesday and Michigan Wednesday (email back to RSVP). Going back through the schedule in reverse order: Michigan Chapter Meeting, Wednesday, August 26, 5 p.m., Calder Group, LLC, 400 Anne St., Suite 201b, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 - Michigan coordinator Bryan Posthumus & Pudner [...]

TBOR Update

August 19, 2015 @ 5:03 am
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The Ruidoso News announcement of the state meeting of Take Back Our Republic corresponded to an MSNBC story on the group (all 3 news channels have now run web stories with an earlierFox Newsop-edandtweet from the CNNdigital political reporter). Many stories from top conservative outlets and the Washington Post can befound here, but the widespread interest from local media has been equally important. Anyone interested in joining the state chapter of the group to learn about conservative solutions to campaign finance reform can come to Sacred Grounds coffee at 2825 Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso, and/or click onwww.takeback.orgor contact Justin Hill(334.329.7258orjustinh@takeback.org). [...]

Debate Lines on ‘Buying & Selling’ Politicians

August 7, 2015 @ 7:12 am
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"He buys and sells politicians of all stripes,"and"Give (politicians) money, and they'll do whatever the h... you want."were two lines in the debate last night. After the debate, no less a conservative than Sean Hannity said, "People contribute for the purpose of buying influence." If you ever needed a confirmation on why it is important tojoinTake Back Our Republic andcontribute today, last night's debate should have provided it. Our team was working on conservative campaigns last year, but we all decided that it was most important to find conservative solutions to stop us all from paying the price for the [...]

Take Back Goes to Washington

August 3, 2015 @ 2:22 pm
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Takes Back Goes to Washington by: Beatrice Torralba After 7 months in operation, Take Back Our Republic has quickly formed from an idea from Executive Director, John Pudner, to an impressionable organization recognized for its research and policy advocacy. In establishing the organization, we spent the first months of conception by organizing state coordinators and reaching out to local media. We finally decided to take our advocacy to the next level. Bringing our poll findings and ideas to Capitol Hill, we sought to make an impressionable first visit to our policy makers. We met with 30 Congressional and Senatorial offices [...]

News Alert: Republicans Join Bandwagon on Revamping Campaign Money Rules

July 28, 2015 @ 12:22 pm
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By Eliza Newlin Carney - CQ Roll Call The Republican Party has long championed campaign finance deregulation, but a small yet growing number of GOP lawmakers and politicians are joining in calls to overhaul the political money rules. _Conservatives out there in the field want conservative solutions on money in politics,_ said former GOP political consultant John Pudner, executive director of Take Back Our Republic, a new group rallying Republican support for campaign finance changes from a conservative perspective. Pudner just met with with some two dozen House and Senate Republicans during his first week making the rounds on Capitol [...]

534 of 535 Congressional Offices, 2 pairs of torn up shoes

July 27, 2015 @ 7:20 am
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I've seen candidates wear out shoes, but last week was the first time I saw two people wear out pairs of shoes in 4 days - as Beatrice Torralba and Eric Yang from our office joined me in talking to 534 of 535 Congressional offices. One leader with a major group was shocked to learn from Beatrice that the three of us - with Diane Cullo directing and joining meetings strategically - were able to cover all but one office. This included more than 20 sit downs in offices in addition to stopping at each office to give them survey [...]

Minnesota Public Radio talks about John Pudner and TBOR

July 23, 2015 @ 5:36 am
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Take Back Our Republic Executive Director John Pudner clashed on one issue with other forum participants - Heather Smith of Rock the Vote, Heather McGhee of Demos and Ben Rattray, the founder of Change.org - moderated by David Leonhart of the New York Times June 30, 2015 at the Aspen Ideas Festival titled, "Disrupting Political Campaigns: Shifting Political Influence from the Money to the Many." Pudner was the one panel member who thought the basic structure of voting (showing up at the polls on election day, etc.). However, all members agreed with the need to address the imbalanced nature of [...]

Survey ‚17,000 Conservatives views on money in politics

July 18, 2015 @ 6:47 am
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Before going to Capitol Hill, we wanted to do three things in each of the 50 states; 1) recruit members for 50 state chapters of www.takeback.org, 2) talk to state media, and 3) run a survey of conservatives and libertarians. Done. Below are the results of our interviews of more than 17,000 conservatives and libertarians in the past week which we will take to every Member of Congress and US Senate office in the coming week. Conservatives and libertarians do not agree with some campaign finance reform proposals from the left and they disagreed with some ideas floated, BUT most [...]