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Pudner On the Radio with Oregon Coordinators, Jeff Kubler and Dan Laschober

July 21, 2017 @ 11:59 am
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Earlier this month, Take Back Executive Director John Pudner talked to Oregon Coordinators, Jeff Kubler and Dan Laschober, about the organization's legislative efforts to fix America's broken campaign finance system.

Combined 7.2 Billion Views In May From These Websites

June 30, 2017 @ 6:41 am
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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              1,256,200,000 4              1,179,100,000 5                 853,900,000 7                 663,300,000 9 (several TBOR)                 603,600,000 10 (several TBOR)                 497,600,000…

Largest NM Newspaper Features TBOR Response to Attack on Disclosure

June 12, 2017 @ 12:05 am
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In an opinion piece titled "Integrity of democratic elections at stake," the Albuquerque Journal featured a response to those attempting to hide political contributions from the public. The piece was written by Executive Director John Pudner, and starts: Take Back Our Republic ( is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to common-sense, conservative solutions to campaign finance reform. I ran political campaigns for decades before becoming the executive director of Take Back and I know how well-funded special interests manipulate the system for their own benefit. Please visit the Albuquerque Journal, the largest newspaper in New Mexico, and read the entire opinion [...]

End Campaign Contributions from Unidentified Sources!

May 15, 2017 @ 7:35 pm
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End campaign contributions from unidentified sources! A huge loophole in campaign finance laws allows unknown donors to contribute unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns via credit card. We need to stop this – before the next election. Congress has known about this loophole since 2008, when a Missouri woman went public with the fact that someone had used her identity to disguise almost $175,000 in campaign contributions. Since then, this same “unverified contribution” process has been used to fund hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign spending, including negative television commercials.  And there's no way for voters to know where [...]

Take Back Executive Director in Time Magazine

February 3, 2017 @ 4:59 pm
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Republican consultant John Pudner, a Bannon friend who briefly worked at Breitbart as the editor of a sports section, recalls the time Bannon "reamed me out"--just hours before he turned around and connected his friend with a plum new job. "He could hit you with that level of intensity and at the same time be singing your praises," he said. Read the entire article HERE.

1st $200: To a candidate of your choice or the IRS? (also see Money Magazine)

March 8, 2017 @ 4:35 pm
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Do you believe you should be able to keep the first $200 you were going to send to the IRS, and instead send it to candidates of your choice who you believe would be better stewards of your money? Money Magazine covers the four states with programs set up to do just that at the state level, a practice discussed in our "Taxes and Political Contributions" Educational Paper, and then by the Weekly Standard along with the featured cartoon. Let us know what you think? Should people be able to give their first $200 to candidates in order to get [...]
17D152 Take Back Regional Map Update

Take Back Regional Coordinators Map

February 14, 2017 @ 1:03 am
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Region One (South)  Trip Pittman- Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina,  Region Two (Mid-Atlantic)  Chris Beatty- Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, North Carolina Region Three (RustBelt) Joe Kuklis- Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania Region Four (Tri-state) Paul Lichstein- New Jersey, New York, Connecticut Region Five (New England) Peter Buckley - Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine Region Six (Great Lakes)  Bryan Posthumus- Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois Region Seven (Heartland) Jacob Scott- Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Region Eight (Boot) York Forsyth- Louisiana, Arkansas, South Texas (Houston-based) Region Nine (Farmland) Cameron Price- Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska   Region Ten (Prairie) …