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Tax Day, Arrest, Cash in Harbor

April 18, 2016

If you have a google alert for “Take Back Our Republic,” then you received stories from USA Today, NewsMax, Reuters and Bill Moyers based on an arrest in DC, throwing campaign cash in the Boston Harbor, and tax credit request on tax day. See below: Boston Harbor campaign cash Capitol Hill protest Co-Sponsors to stop foreign money, provide tax credit As we get ready to set our budget on May 2, please help us keep up the pressure for conservative […]

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White House to look at TBOR Proposal

April 14, 2016

Josh Earnest concluded yesterday’s White House briefing by telling reporters the White House would take a look at the proposal from Take Back Our Republic to restore the tax credit for small political contributions, as reported by NewsMax. < Veteran reporter John Gizzi of Newsmax asked about the initiative by Take Back Our Republic at the conclusion of Wednesday’s daily briefing, and reported on the reaction. < John Pudner, the executive director of Take Back Our Republic, first presented the […]

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TBOR’S Democracy Spring Efforts Covered by West Virginia’s The Register-Herald

April 12, 2016

Illustrating how widely anger resonates over the role of money in campaigns, former Republican operative John Pudner joined a segment of the march from Philadelphia to Washington last week in northern Maryland. Pudner is former campaign strategist for Rep. Dave Brat, R-Virginia, who unseated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the 2014 primary. Now executive director of a conservative money-in-politics group, Take Back Our Republic, Pudner said special interests from corporations to unions drive the country’s out-of-control spending. It’s unlikely […]

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Video Worth a Thousand Words: YouTube Channel Launched

April 11, 2016

We blog thousands of words on the state chapters, policy and media breakthroughs for Take Back Our Republic, but until now we lacked videos. The Take Back Our Republic YouTube Channel fills that void. From today’s update from New York on the week of the primaries, to five videos along the 17.5 mile march that included crossing the Mason-Dixon line from Delaware to Maryland last week, to Board Member Dr. Richard Painter and John Pudner at Harvard, to video from New Hampshire […]

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Truthout Interview with Kai Newkirk Highlights TBOR Participation in Democracy Spring

April 11, 2016

How are you planning on keeping the coalition together, and growing and strengthening it for the long haul? First of all I think that we have already taken this huge step in building the coalition. There’s a breadth of the movement that’s perhaps unprecedented in recent history. The groups have different levels of comfort surrounding direct action, but we’re working closely together. If you look at the mobilization as a whole, moving so many groups to get on board is […]

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Trevor Potter Praises TBOR on BillMoyers.com

April 7, 2016

Trevor Potter: I don’t know if you’ve talked to them, but there’s a group called Take Back Our Republic. There’s a Republican conservative activist, John Pudner, who’s had years of history in the trenches working for conservative Republican groups, pro-life groups. He was involved in the Brat race against Eric Cantor, and he’s now leading a Republican group that is very concerned about the role of big money in politics, and they look at this and say, you know, for […]

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Take Back Our Republic Selected to Participate in Innovative Political Game Changers Project

April 6, 2016

Let’s make our democracy work for the many and not just the few. The Pluribus Project ─ a special initiative with the Aspen Institute ─ is changing the way political campaigns are run and won, so our elected officials work on behalf of broad public interests instead of moneyed interests or angry extremists. Our project is led by a dynamic team of social entrepreneurs with extensive experience at the intersection of politics, media, and technology who came together to address […]

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Harvard Crimson Covers Panel Featuring Executive Director John Pudner and Dr. Richard Painter

April 4, 2016

John Pudner, executive director of Take Back Our Republic, a conservative group, said although Republican frontrunner Donald J. Trump has come closest to addressing campaign finance reform, even the business tycoon has never gone beyond mentioning it as a problem. “I don’t think Trump has ever proposed a solution,” Pudner said. The entire article can be found here.

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Take Back Tops Front Page of 8th Most Popular Political Website

April 4, 2016

Sunday Breitbart ran a post by Take Back Our Republic Executive Director John Pudner at the top of their front page. The piece was also sent out by Google in their Daily Report on campaign finance reform. Breitbart, ranked as the 8th most popular political website by eBiz, balanced supportive and critical posts, as well as a balanced news story, regarding whether conservatives should participate in the Democracy Spring march from Philadelphia to Washington to call attention to campaign finance issues such […]

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At Harvard: Pudner Cites HSUS as Example of Why Conservatives Should Join Fight on Big Money Politics

April 3, 2016

With the Final Four this weekend, we kept the college spirit with TBOR Executive Director John Pudner joining Board Member Dr. Richard Painter at Painter’s alma mater Harvard for comments on campaign finance reform. While Laura MacLeery of the Brennan Center and Max Stahl of Democracy Matters made the progressive case regarding big money from industry and private prisons affecting policy and implementation of regulations, we appreciate having the opportunity to point out to Harvard Law students the reasons conservatives should also be concerned […]

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Take Back Our Republic strive to be the leading organization in promoting a culture in politics where character and ideas are the basis of being elected and every election is financed with transparency, primarily by the people to be represented and not by outside interests. Headquartered in Auburn, AL since 2015, TBOR has strong financial backing, an engaged board, more than 100 volunteer coordinators in 47 states, and a staff who stands by our mission.

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