Conservative Group wants to curb GOP_S Big Donors January 14th, 2015 By TARINI PARTI - POLITICOJohn Pudner, who helped Dave Brat unseat Eric Cantor last year, will lead the group Take Back Our Republic as it tries to build conservative support to reduce the influence of money in politics.Read more View more headlines
Since my email last week, I've been able to travel coast-to-coast announcing Take Back Our Republic to everyone from likely Presidential candidates (very good responses one-on-one), to groups, to reporters (stories in Washington Post and Daily Caller). The best news is that 237 people in 25 states have agreed to help with the effort in these opening days because they see how crucial this effort is. The only way we are going to refocus politicians on their constituents is the re-engage those constituents by making it easier for them to participate. Please sign up here, and type in your zip [...]
January 16th, 2015 By Jean Card - US NewsRepublicans and big money go together like desk jockeys and bad posture. For whatever reason, if no one reminds us to be better, we slump into the most unattractive and degenerative behavior. The next thing you know, it_s time for a presidential election and no one on the right can do anything without The Rich Guys, leaving us with campaigns full of advisors who put quotation marks in the air with their hands when they talk about _real people_ _ because they don_t actually know anyone outside of the 1 percent. Okay, [...]
January 14th, 2015 By Cyndy Brucato - MinnPostA University of Minnesota law professor and a political consultant who's worked on five Republican presidential campaigns _ both alumni of the George W. Bush administration _ launched a campaign finance reform group Wednesday tilted toward the conservative point of view. Read the full article View other headlines
January 14th, 2015 PostedByPeterFricke - The Daily CallerA new interest group officially launched on Wednesday with the goal of building a conservative case for campaign finance reform.The group, called _Take Back Our Republic,_ will seek to convince Republicans that reducing the influence wealthy contributors wield in elections can make for good politics, as well as good policy. Read the full article View other headlines
This was an email I sent January 9th... Funny how history is made in humble settings - one year ago at this moment I was here ... Dave Brat was finishing up talking to a few breakfast patrons at Adams Sports Mart. We wanted to make the campaign announcement that he was running against Majority Leader Eric Cantor here in the small New Kent County in the southeast tip of the district for one simple reason _ to make sure every citizen of the 7th district knew that they _ not out-of-state donors _ would be Dave's focus if the [...]
January 13th, 2015 By Matea Gold - The Washington PostConservative political consultant John Pudner said he realized that voter attitudes about political money had curdled into dangerous cynicism after several encounters he had last year. Read the full article here
January 12th, 2015 TAKE BACK OUR REPUBLIC would like to thank the Stuart Family Foundation for providing the first grant to Take Back Our Republic. The Foundation has carried on the great work of conservative leader Robert D. Stuart Jr. The late Republican National Committeeman beginning with Barry Goldwater's election and Ronald Reagan's Ambassador to Norway. Read more.