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Wisconsin Statewide TV Covers TBOR Final 5 Push

May 14, 2021

Take Back Our Republic Made the case for Final 5 voting in this Roanoke Times oped, by recruiting large crowds for a presentation and launch, and for going to the people in a statewide listening tour. However, perhaps no effort made the need for Final 5 more clear than this great segment on statewide TV …

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Action Fund Wins Another Ballot Referendum

May 12, 2021

As recently as last week officials predicted a proposed tax for school construction and other items in Guntersville would be approved on Tuesday’s ballot by a similar margin to the 62 percent to 38 percentage passage of a similar measure passed in Montgomery in November. However, the Auburn-based Take Back Action Fund, the sister organization …

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TBOR Wisconsin Chapter Launches Final 5 Voting Effort

May 10, 2021

Last week TBOR Wisconsin coordinators Rich and Lena Eng launched the effort to educate Wisconsin citizens on the Final Five voting method. The launch centered around a zoom conference with over 50 attendees for the meeting. Rich and Lena will continue to build the grassroots effort around the state. You can check out last weeks …

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Roanoke Times Features TBOR Regarding Final 5 on Eve of GOP Convention

May 7, 2021

Click here for the Roanoke Times Op-Ed which begins: The combination of ranked-choice voting and the VA State GOP convention May 8 may offer a pathway to a “Final 5” election process that revives the giant State Conventions of the 1990s. In the 1990s, three efforts in Virginia turned out 13,000 or more Republican state …

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TBOR Events Coordinator and Exec. Director Meet with LG, Speaker, Senate Majority leader, and Congressman

May 6, 2021

Take Back Our Republic’s Events Coordinator Ashley Sellers (center left top photo) and Executive Director John Pudner enjoyed a great event hosted by the first Alabamians to host a TBOR event in Alabama’s Capitol City, Jeff, and Deborah Miller. The event gave Sellers and Pudner a chance to talk to Cong. Robert Aderholt (center right …

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GOP Sweeps Jungle Primary; Final 5 Ramifications

May 4, 2021

Saturday a Texas jungle primary assured Republicans of a Congressional win in a district won narrowly by President Trump (51% to 48%). This result, covered in Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball (see forwarded email below) makes an interesting case study for proponents of moving to a “Final 5” system to elect candidates.  Instant Runoffs. Assuming you never heard …

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TBOR Wraps Up Western States Tour

April 26, 2021

TBOR Executive Director John Pudner wrapped up 8 days of a Western Tour around the Denver Capitol today. Meetings Monday included government affairs leaders, reform leaders, and TBOR Colorado coordinators. The tour started last week in Salt Lake City, Utah where John was joined by Western Field Director Clark Caras, Donor Liaison Jessica Murphy, and …

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GOLDWATER: Political fundraising should come from ‚individuals and individuals alone.‚

By Ron FeinOctober 14, 2014 Ron Fein is legal director for Free Speech for People. Barry Goldwater_s favorite response to an idea that earned his disdain was _Hell,no._ And that_s exactly how the late senator from Arizona would likely have responded toPost columnist George F. Willafter he attacked a common-sense constitutional amendment that would authorize …

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Majority of Americans think money plays too big a role in politics

June 2nd, 2015By NICK GASS 6/2/15 8:32 AM EDT Democrats and Republicans alike think money carries too much influence in American politics, according to a poll released Tuesday by The New York Times and CBS News. And a majority of Americans say there needs to be fundamental changes to the way political campaigns are funded …

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The Tea Party Case Against Mega Donors

The group TBOR Executive Director, John Pudner helped get started is gaining ground across the country. Big donors will never cease to exist but at the very least we can help small donors become engaged and feel a sense of control in the election process. And a sweet side note we can trace and expose …

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Video from TBOR Panel Event

Video from the TBOR panel event in Washington, DC this past Monday is now available. Download the video here.

Even President Putin Likely Knows About TAKE BACK After Forum

Note: The packed room at the forum on foreign contributions included a representative of Moscow-based Sputnik. Assuming Vladimir Putin had time to read the paper this morning he is now aware of Take Back Our Republic. Finance experts say that the Clinton Foundation_s acceptance of financial donations from foreign countries is an example of the …

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USA Today on Take Back Our Republic Forum

May 18th, 2015Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY “It seems to me that this sends a blank check to any foreign interest,” said John Pudner, a conservative political consultant from Alabama. Pudner gained attention in 2014 for helping a little-known professor Dave Brat toss out then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Virginia GOP primary. (Brat won …

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Foreign Money in US Campaigns, Even From Porn Companies?

From Breitbart NewsBy John Pudner (Executive Director at Take Back Our Republic) In the past two weeks the German founder of an international porn distribution company was convicted of tax evasion stemming from charges he had not paid taxes on $100 million in profits, while Reuters reported that American authorities declined to investigate $327,000 in …

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How do you educate people about conservative solutions to campaign finance reform?

If you want to educate people at about something like conservative solutions to campaign finance reform, the best place to start is at a barber shop near the State Capitol (Southside Barber has been in Jefferson City since 1908)… and only then head over to the Capitol (outside Harry S. Truman building across the street …

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News: TBOR Board Member Advocates for Taxpayer to NPR

May 4th, 2015 While NPR focuses on conservative donors and does not mention that liberals Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg were the two biggest political donors last cycle, we appreciate them including Richard Painter, a TBOR Board Member and former ethics counsel for President George W. Bush:. “The taxpayer has to have _ has a …

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Bloomberg Quotes Take Back Our Republic

While the TAKE BACK ED often notes Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg combined to give over $100 million to campaigns, Bloomberg View today quotes him on campaign finance:In a Februaryop-ed pieceon the Fox News website, John Pudner, head of Take Back Our Republic, aconservative groupdedicated to changing campaign finance law, called for a federal tax …

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Campaign Finance Nonprofit Names Dale Fahnestock as Maryland State Coordinator

Auburn, AL (April 21, 2015) _ Former NASA director and Stellar award winner Dale Fahnestock has been selected as the Maryland state coordinator (www.takeback.org/groups/view/Maryland-state-coalition) for Take Back Our Republic, a new independent non-partisan group that is focusing on conservative solutions to problems within the campaign finance system. “It’s about the politicians focusing back on the …

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TakeBack.org Names Jacob Scott as Missouri Volunteer State Coordinator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: press@takeback.org Jefferson City, MO (April 15, 2015) _ Campaign professional Jacob Scott has been selected as the Missouri volunteer state coordinator (www.takeback.org/groups/view/Missouri-state-coalition) for Take Back Our Republic, a new, independent, non-partisan group focusing on conservative solutions to problems within the campaign finance system. Scott is one of a number of state coordinators …

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Conservative Southerner out of place at Harvard?

My wife barely muffled her laugh when I told her I was taking the message of Take Back Our Republic to Harvard Law students last Monday and Tuesday. Then Wednesday my one friend who had graduated from Harvard law passed away (click on image below for story or click here), and Friday I learned a …

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News Alert: Billionaire donor‚s climate group plans to punish GOP in 2016

By Benjy Sarlin NextGen Climate, the environmental super PAC founded by billionaire Tom Steyer, announced plans on Monday to punish Republican presidential candidates who reject the scientific consensus on climate change. The group spent over $70 million in the 2014 midterms attacking Republican candidates in a number of high-profile Senate races, but were unable to …

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John Pudner talks basketball and campaign finance reform in radio interview

TBOR Executive Director, John Pudner,talks basketball and campaign finance reform in radio interview with the Scott Sands Show. Listen to the podcast here.

TBOR ED John Pudner speaks with Harvard students about campaign finance reform

A room full of Harvard students asks TBOR ED, John Pudner, questions about Take Back Our Republic this morning. Ironically last night Pudner had a room full of Auburn University students do the same after his wife invited them over for Easter Dinner. To keep the college theme, he actually was able to pull the …

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Campaign Finance Nonprofit Names Andrew Hemingway as N.H. State Coordinator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: press@takeback.org Auburn, AL (April 2, 2015) _ 2014 gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway has been selected as the New Hampshire state coordinatorfor Take Back Our Republic, a new independent non-partisan group that is focusing on conservative solutions to problems within the campaign finance system. A New Hampshire native and successful entrepreneur, Hemingway defined …

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TBOR Prepares Future Co-Presidents; RIP Dad

TwoTake Back Our RepublicOfficials met offsite this week to help mentor Timothy James Pudner (one-month old boy in left photo) and Gianna Josefina Isidro Howard (one-week old girl in right photo). The two are scheduled to take over as co-Presidents ofTAKE BACKin 2038, assuming their graduations at the top of Harvard’s class are on schedule. …

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A Study on State Lobbying: The Time Period

AUBURN, AL- As we look at influence reform around the country- returning power and influence back to the voter- Take Back Our Republic is conducting a study of lobbyists at the state level. To begin, Take Back Our Republic does acknowledge the importance of lobbying. A pluralist society with varied interests was seen by James …

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Executive Orders

I would to open a dedate on this Issue. Is there a constitutional provision or statute that explicitly permits executive orders? Thus giving powers to the President to legislate by decree. In United States Constitution Article II, Section 1, Clause 1 of the Constitution, refers to the title of President as the executive. “The executive …

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Dark Money in PA; New DC Champion; Please Donate!

Another packed couple of weeks, with a great addition to the team to run our DC office, news from Pennsylvania in our effort to educate people about ways to return the government from dark money to the citizens, and our first chance to ask you to contribute! 1. Please donate today! Taking those three in …

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Column: Star consultant turns to campaign finance reform

March 6th, 2015By John Finnerty/CNHI State Reporter HARRISBURG — John Pudner, who masterminded a grassroots, Tea Party upset of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, has a new Goliath in his sights: campaign finance reform. Pudner is leading a new group called Take Back Our Republic that is agitating for a conservative strategy for campaign …

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Liberal ‚dark money‚ group scrutinized in Pennsylvania

March 4th, 2015 Regulators to probe union-backed nonprofit for apparent disclosure discrepancies. PHILADELPHIA _ State election regulators will soon investigate whether Pennsylvanians for Accountability, a liberal nonprofit that repeatedly criticized former Pennsylvania GOP Gov. Tom Corbett and other conservative politicians, violated political disclosure laws. Read the full article here.

State business leaders favor more transparency in campaigns

Interesting article by Richard Metcalf below… Albuquerque Journal NewsState business leaders favor more transparency in campaigns March 1st, 2015By Richard Metcalf / Journal Staff Writer At least some pressure to make political contributions and the notion that money can buy special access to state politicians are widely held perceptions among New Mexico business leaders, according …

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Peter Buckley to lead TBOR’s Massachusetts Coalition

Auburn, AL (February 28, 2015) _ Peter Buckley of Boston met with Take Back Our Republic Board Member Richard Painter and Executive Director John Pudner on Friday, and has agreed to serve as Coordinator of the Massachusetts Chapter of Take Back Our Republic. _It is great to see a group step forward with conservative ideas …

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Can Republicans show they’re against Big Money, too?

February 23rd, 2015 By Chris Kromm – Southern Studies Last month, a group of operatives launched Take Back Our Republic, a nonprofit that promotes “conservative solutions to problems with the campaign finance system.” The group was founded by John Pudner, a political consultant based in Alabama most recently known for advising the maverick campaign of …

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Campaign Finance Nonprofit Names Woods as Georgia Coordinator

For Immediate ReleaseContact: press@takeback.org Auburn, AL (February 16, 2015) _ Jon Woods of Atlanta has been selected as the Georgia Coordinator (www.takeback.org/groups/view/Georgia-State-Coalition) for Take Back Our Republic, a new independent non-partisan group that is focusing on conservative solutions to problems with the campaign finance system. Woods is the first of a number of State Coordinators …

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It is time to take on Charles Barkley

Shortly after I submitted this analytics piece on Wednesday night to Breitbart, Barkley went on TNT ripping analytics as being done by people who never had prom dates. No matter where you are on the political spectrum, you probably have been offended by Sir Charles at times, and at other times yelled, _You tell them …

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The Fix: The Money-in-Politics Newsletter You Need

February 10th, 2015 By Nick Penniman – Executive Director(View article online) Though national surveys show a majority of Republicans support money-in-politics reform, there has never been an organization with conservative bona fides to mobilize the right around this issue. Enter John Pudner (the architect of David Brat’s historic primary upset against Eric Cantor last year), …

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3 weeks of news coverage, nationwide tour, and more than 1000 Facebook likes

Thank you to all of you who signed up for our email updates, and for the 5,960 citizens who opened our email Friday. If you have not signed up yet, click here and enter your email address and zip code. Then read the content of Friday’s email below: It has been a whirlwind for the …

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