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TBOR State Coordinator Jim Rubens featured in the NH Union Leader

November 16, 2021

New Hampshire state coordinator, Jim Rubens, wrote an op-ed this week for the NH Union Leader titled “Conservatives, stand up for our freedom of speech by ending dark money”. His article highlighted significant problems with dark money in politics and the 2022 election year. “Dark money is no small problem. When dark money is included, …

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FEC has ruled foreign donors can finance U.S. referendum campaigns

November 4, 2021

Take Back Our Republic has learned that the Federal Election Commission has ruled foreign donors can finance U.S. referendum campaigns, potentially opening the floodgates to foreign spending on fights over high-profile policy issues. This ruling by the FEC should be extremely concerning to all Americans no matter what side of the political aisle you’re on. …

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Join TBOR and VPI in Milwaukee for Veterans Day Parade

October 25, 2021

Help celebrate Veterans Day this year with our friends at Veterans for Political Innovation. VPI will be participating in the Milwaukee Veterans Day Parade this year and it’s open to the public. Details about the parade as well as VPI’s national zoom Town Hall can be found below. In honor of Veterans Day, coming up …

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Join TBOR and VPI in Madison Wisconsin October 13th

October 6, 2021

Veterans for Political Innovation is a new, national nonprofit with the mission of making our system less toxic and more competitive by mobilizing veterans (and supporters) to advocate for targeted election innovations.VPI’s mission starts this fall, in Wisconsin, in support of the pending “Final-Five Voting” Legislation.  Please join VPI’s co-founders, along with Dick Leinenkugel, Representative Tony …

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TBOR Attends Major Conservative Gathering in DC, Speaks at Liberty Bell

September 21, 2021

TBOR President Francis Johnson, Board Member Dr. Richard Painter, and Executive Director John Pudner attended the Intercollegiate Studies Institute Gala. Read the story on the event here. https://catholicvote.org/conservatives-see-faith-as-key-to-saving-western-values-in-higher-ed/. Pudner then spoke at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia as a keynote speaker for partner organization American Promise’s Constitution Day event. You can watch John’s portion of the …

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TBOR PA Tour and Constitution Day

September 13, 2021

Take Back Our Republic along with Pennsylvania’s American Promise members are launching a campaign to make the Keystone State the 23rd to call for the American Promise constitutional amendment to stop big money corruption. Hundreds of Pennsylvanians have signed the American Promise  Citizen Pledge, ranging from former Governor Tom Ridge to a small business owner …

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TBAF: West Virginians for Transparency’s Work on Ending Partisan Gerrymandering

September 3, 2021

West Virginians for Transparency has been working throughout the entire state on a variety of issues that ensure that our elected officials are representing all West Virginians, rather than insider special interest groups. One of these reforms that our organization is pushing for is non-partisan redistricting, which we believe is a common sense solution to …

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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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Fox News Op-Ed by TBOR Executive Director, John Pudner

A common sense, conservative approach to campaign finance reform By John PudnerPublished February 02, 2015 | FoxNews.com President Obama recently warned Americans about the perils of _dark money_ in election politics, saying it _pulls us into the gutter_ as a nation. Unfortunately, he offered no real solutions to remedy this problem. So, I have a …

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Newsweek: Take Back Making Rounds to Tax Hawks & Tea Partiers

January 31st, 2015 From Newsweek, By Sarah Knight The head of the Stuart Foundation thinks conservatives have reason to take up its banner, too. The Washington Post profiled one such group, led by the architect of Eric Cantor_s defeat at the hands of a Tea Party challenger. This new group, Take Back Our Republic, is …

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Conservatives join New Hampshire rally in support of campaign finance reform

January 28th, 2015 By Elizabeth Lindquist –The Rock River Times CONCORD, New Hampshire _Several prominent conservatives rallied with independents and liberals in Concord, New Hampshire, Jan. 21, to support reforming the way political campaigns are funded. The rally took place Jan. 21, on the final day of the New Hampshire Rebellion march and on the …

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In case you missed It – check out Truman Anderson’s op-ed

Op-ed: A Case for Reform January 21st, 2015 By Truman AndersonTruman Anderson is executive director of the Stuart Family Foundation. Conservatives can take a principled stand against the undue influence of money in elections. In the late 1990s, the Stuart Family Foundation, where I serve as executive director, took such a stand.Continue reading View other …

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Member Spotlight: Tom Freeman

At our core, TBOR believes in expanding citizen participation in the electoral process. Our success depends on citizen activists to get off the sidelines and help us fix a broken system. Each week, we like to recognize the extraordinary efforts of one of our citizen activists and share their story with our supporters in what …

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ROLL CALL: Anti-Disclosure Backlash Carries Risks for GOP

January 27th, 2015 By Eliza Newlin Carney At a private gathering of conservative political donors last year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell applauded the state of American elections today, which he described as more deregulated than at any point in recent memory. Read more here.

Executive Director, John Pudner Talks About #TakeBack on Fox Sports Interview

TBOR Executive Director tells a national sports audience about Take Back Our Republic in the opening of a Fox Sports interview. Listen here.

Yahoo News talking about Take Back Our Republic

January 26th, 2015 Take Back Our Republic Launched to Advocate for Conservative Campaign Finance Reform. Read more here.

TBOR Executive Director John Pudner gives first radio interview

Take Back Our Republic Executive Director, John Pudner, gives his first radio interview to the top news station in NH – the state with the first Presidential Primary. Listen here.

John Pudner gives first radio interview about TBOR in NH

Take Back Our Republic Executive Director, John Pudner, gives his first radio interview to the top news station in NH – the state with the first Presidential Primary. Download the interview here.

Newsmax: Take Back Our Republic – Fighting to Restore Grass Roots to Politics

January 20th, 2015 By: John Gizzi – Newsmax As the 114th Congress opens, both the Obama administration and Democratic members of Congress are poised to craft legislation to restore some of the limits on independent campaign spending allowed by the Supreme Court_s Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions. Read more. Other headlines: US News: Republicans for …

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Take Back Our Republic — Fighting to Restore Grass Roots to Politics

“As the 114th Congress opens, both the Obama administration and Democratic members of Congress are poised to craft legislation to restore some of the limits on independent campaign spending allowed by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions.” Read the article

From POLITICO

Conservative Group wants to curb GOP_S Big Donors January 14th, 2015 By TARINI PARTI – POLITICO John 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

Coast-to-Coast

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 …

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US News: Republicans for the (Regular) People – A new group aims to back campaign finance reform from the right.

January 16th, 2015 By Jean Card – US News Republicans 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 …

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MinnPost: U professor part of conservative effort to reform campaign finance system

January 14th, 2015 By Cyndy Brucato – MinnPost A 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 …

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The Daily Caller: “New Group Pushes Campaign Finance Reform From The Right”

January 14th, 2015 PostedByPeterFricke – The Daily Caller A 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 …

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Humble Beginnings 1 Year Ago

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 …

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NEWS: New conservative group aims to build GOP support for reducing influence of big donors

January 13th, 2015 By Matea Gold – The Washington Post Conservative 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

NEWS: The Stuart Family Foundation Provides First Grant to Take Back Our Republic

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 …

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John Pudner Executive Director

Executive Director Email: johnp@takeback.org Phone: 334-329-7258 John Pudner’s testimony leading to an unheard of unanimous Federal Elections Commission (FEC) decision establishing the right of voters to know who is paying for Facebook political ads resulted from a lifetime of building broad coalitions while adhering to conservative principles. Pudner was the eldest of 9 children growing …

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