HR1 just passed the House, offering sweeping campaign finance reform and many other election changes, and while there are some very good provisions, it would also create many problems, not address some of the most pressing ones, and will not pass a Republican Senate prior to the presidential election, which turns the focus to how candidates will raise their money. The following quote sums up the basic case for eliminating Super PACs: “The current system is absurd. As a candidate who has had Super PACs supporting me and Super PACs attacking me, it makes no sense not to have candidates [...]
Take Back Our Republic coordinator Adam "Vance" Miller was in Greer, South Carolina (a city in both Greenville and Spartanburg Counties) last night talking about our mission at Take Back Our Republic to the Greenville/Spartanburg Republican Women. Later in the night, Vance was also able to get some time with Greenville County GOP Chairman, Nate Leupp, to discuss TBOR and what we're doing to organize the grassroots in South Carolina (photos of Vance below). At the same time, lead South Carolina coordinator Lars Wiechmann was speaking to a crowd of 70 people in the Council Chambers of the City of [...]
Take Back Our Republic meets with legislators and other opinion leaders in a third Capitol in as many weeks - this time in Harrisburg PA. Time was also spent in Austin, Texas, and Columbus, OH along with a brief non-capitol stop in Charleston, South Carolina to pay respects and attend the funeral of longtime strategist Pat Caddell. TBOR does not have legislation in any of the four states but is working to provide information to legislators and in particular, learn what approaches Republican leaders consider the best.
With the public waiting for the release of Robert Mueller’s report, it is worth noting the hypocrisy of many progressive campaign reform advocates who ignore much more obvious pay-for-play politics on the left, a major point when the nation debates whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. Progressives lose credibility if they fail to applaud President Trump’s company for returning the $191,538 in total profits it received from foreign officials using Trump properties, or fail to criticize Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, for not returning the $1.5 billion equity deal that Hunter reportedly arranged with China’s state-owned bank as a joint [...]
Last night Take Back Our Republic coordinator Lars Wiechman spoke about the founding principles of TBOR and the need to "follow the money" in South Carolina at the York County GOP meeting. Lars also had the chance to speak to South Carolina Lt. Governor Pamela Evette about the many conservative solutions we advocate for at TBOR. Meanwhile, Executive Director John Pudner was in Charleston South Carolina with leaders from across the political spectrum for Saturday's funeral of Pat Caddell, who made friends on the left as the pollster credited with Jimmy Carter's election, but also the right after becoming a [...]
On Thursday TBOR was featured in The Auburn Plainsman, the most widely read publication in Auburn, Alabama. You can preview the feature below with a link to the story in its entirety after. In a time of political divide and agenda-driven politics, one Auburn-based group is working to find compromise and put power back in the hands of voters. John Pudner, executive director of Take Back Our Republic, took control of the organization, which is located on Magnolia Street in the heart of downtown Auburn, in 2014. “We want conservatives to be comfortable with reform because in a lot of [...]
Click below to watch Jennifer Lawrence explain how our system is broken and how to unrig it. You can also hear her speak more on the topic at the upcoming Unrig Summit in Nashville.
We had a great time meeting with local supporters in Austin, Texas to discuss the need for transparency and a conservative solution to campaign finance reform. We enjoyed visiting the Texas State Capitol during our stay!
Members of the C Club, the top 100 business leaders in Houston, met with TBOR Executive Director John Pudner and Texas Coordinator John Draper to discuss TBOR proposals. Pudner and Draper then attended Texas Governor Abbott's State of the State speech for Houston (a follow-up to his speech at the Capitol). You can view the beginning of Governor Abbott's speech below.
Since our inception, Take Back Our Republic has identified New York’s LLC loophole as one of the more egregious and non-sensical in the campaign finance arena. Now, the loophole is awaiting the governor’s signature and poised to be no more. Thanks to overwhelming support in the state legislature- inspired by citizens like Take Back Our Republic Regional Coordinator Paul Lichstein(pictured below)- A776, aimed at treating LLCs like corporations for campaign finance purposes, is on the verge of becoming law. Lichstein had the following to say about the closing of the LLC Loophole. “Almost all of the donors who have used [...]