Accepting the Election Results Despite Illegal and Suppressed Vote

November 5, 2018

“The alternatives to people accepting an elected government — even in a less-than-perfect process — is much worse than the actual results. Whatever the results Tuesday, I will accept them even as Take Back Our Republic works for conservative political reform to make the next election more democratic so that the republic that has been improved many times over the centuries continues to survive,” wrote John Pudner on Monday. To read the article in its entirety click here.

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Take Back’s John Pudner on the Chad Adams Show

May 23, 2018

Earlier this morning Take Back Our Republic’s Executive Director John Pudner was a featured guest on one of North Carolina’s most popular conservative radio outlets The Chad Adams Show. If you’d like to hear John with Chad about the need for more transparency when it comes to campaign finance and the need for redistricting reform you can click below.

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John Pudner on WEZS (Laconia, NH)

April 28, 2017
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A Study on State Lobbying: By The Numbers from 2006-15

March 15, 2017

AUBURN, AL- In our last article, we wrote about the time period of 2006 to 2015 and introduced a few thoughts. Below we briefly break down the numbers of lobbyists at the state level over the decade. The total number of state-level lobbyists grew from 42,895 to 45,555- a growth of 2660 lobbyists. This represents an increase in state lobbyists of 6.2% over the decade. Across the country, 28 states saw an increase in the number of lobbyists. Twenty-two states saw a decrease. […]

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Wealthy and Poor All Lose

March 14, 2017

One common misconception is that campaign finance reform would hurt wealthy Americans and help those in lower income brackets. In fact, the current system hurts most Americans in EVERY tax bracket. This is one of the themes of a book to be published later in 2015 by Professor Richard Painter, who is a board member of Take Back. Professor Painter notes that even most of the top 1% of earners don’t really make significant campaign contributions.  Only 30% of millionaires […]

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Special Interest Vs. National Interest

March 14, 2017

Excessive political contributions from those expecting to get something in return for their contribution distorts the political landscape from those who give (often much smaller) contributions due to ideological beliefs. This reduces the influence that ordinary citizens have in our electoral systems and makes those in public office often more responsive to those who give money rather than the broad electorate.  At the same time, the ever-rising cost of campaigns puts more pressure on elected officials and candidates to spend […]

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50 Swamps? Take Back’s First Look at Lobbying at the State Level

March 14, 2017

AUBURN, AL- Regardless of whether you are an adamant Trump supporter or one of the 54.1% of Americans who voted for someone else, one undeniable fact from the 2016 presidential election is that President Trump “caught fire” with the phrase “Drain the Swamp.” Introduced relatively late in the campaign, the phrase galvanized those sick of seeing the nation’s capital run amok- a place where lobbyists rule and incestuous and crooked deals reign. However, the facts point toward “Drain the Swamps,” […]

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Join Us in Endorsing I-1464

July 4, 2016

Take Back Our Republic’s members in all 50 states want your help. Please sign up today – our current feature state is Washington: Initiative 1464 will reform ethics and campaign finance in Washington state, bring real transparency and accountability to government, and end the reign of political elites, lobbyists and public contractors by putting the power back in your hands of We The People. Take back your democracy by supporting I-1464. Add your name our endorsement using the form below, […]

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TBOR Featured in Bloomberg’s Money and Politics Report

June 20, 2016

The new Kilmer-Hanna legislation would require groups that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c) of the tax code to check a box on their annual returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service declaring that they did not use foreign donations for campaign activities, Kilmer’s statement said. The measure also would require these organizations to certify in reports filed with the Federal Election Commission that no foreign funds were used for independent campaign expenditures or other campaign-related spending. In addition, the bill […]

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Take Back Our Republic’s Haley Herring talks with Presidential candidate Marco Rubio

January 4, 2016
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