State Wisconsin Chapter Kicks Off Efforts with Smyczek as Coordinator

September 1, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jared Auburn, AL _James Smyczek of Wisconsin had one of the first State Chapter meetings for Take Back Our Republic in Fond du Lac (see photo below). Smyczek is the marketing manager for a nationally leading biochemical manufacturing company, and will serve as the state coordinator for the non-profit’s Wisconsin efforts. Above all, Take Back pledges to promote non-partisan solutions to issues plaguing America_s campaign finance system, by pushing to restore power back to the […]

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Influence of wealthy donors becoming an issue in GOP primaries

August 31, 2015

TBOR Executive Director John Pudner quoted in article below regarding campaign finance reform. MSNBCByBenjy Sarlin …Campaign finance advocacy groups tend to be dominated by progressive activists, but some on the right are trying to turn Republican attention to the issue as well while advocating different solutions.Take Back Our Republic, established in 2015, is an organization founded to encourage conservatives to propose their own policy ideas such as tax credits for small donors, disclosure requirements for _dark money_ groups that take […]

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91 year old coordinator; 5,866 miles – 7 states in 7 days to conclude in Michigan

August 22, 2015

Executive Director John Pudner of is logging 5,866 miles in seven weekdays to meet requests from State Coordinators (including 91-year-old Weslie Owen of New Mexico in photo below), the media (click MSNBC story below) and potential donors (Alabama Farmers Check presentation photo below). The trip concludes with State Chapter meetings in New Jersey Monday, New York Tuesday and Michigan Wednesday (email back to RSVP). Going back through the schedule in reverse order: Michigan Chapter Meeting, Wednesday, August 26, 5 […]

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TBOR Update

August 19, 2015

The Ruidoso News announcement of the state meeting of Take Back Our Republic corresponded to an MSNBC story on the group (all 3 news channels have now run web stories with an earlierFox Newsop-edandtweet from the CNNdigital political reporter). Many stories from top conservative outlets and the Washington Post can befound here, but the widespread interest from local media has been equally important. Anyone interested in joining the state chapter of the group to learn about conservative solutions to campaign […]

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New Jersey Business Owner to Coordinate Tri-State Effort

August 14, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Jared HOBOKEN – Paul Lichstein started a business in his Hoboken apartment and built it into a company serving customers on three continents. Now, he is taking on a new challenge as the State Coordinator for Take Back Our Republic in the largest media market in the United States. _I_ve watched what government does for certain companies at the expense of others, and was happy to see Take Back Our Republic emerge as the national […]

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1st New Mexico Chapter Meeting Thursday, Aug. 20 in Ruidoso

August 13, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Jared Thomas 404.663.3646 1st New Mexico Chapter Meeting Thursday, Aug. 20 in Ruidoso Ex-Governor Gary Johnson among Dozens to Sign Up to Join Group RUIDOSO _ In responses to dozens of New Mexico residents signing up to join Take Back Our Republic (, the first state chapter meeting will be held at: Sacred Grounds Coffee, 2825 Sudderth Dr, Ste B, Ruidoso, NM 88345, 575.257.2273 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 10:00a.m. Breakfast (optional) Meeting with John […]

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Debate Lines on ‘Buying & Selling’ Politicians

August 7, 2015

“He buys and sells politicians of all stripes,”and“Give (politicians) money, and they’ll do whatever the h… you want.”were two lines in the debate last night. After the debate, no less a conservative than Sean Hannity said, “People contribute for the purpose of buying influence.” If you ever needed a confirmation on why it is important tojoinTake Back Our Republic andcontribute today, last night’s debate should have provided it. Our team was working on conservative campaigns last year, but we all […]

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Take Back Goes to Washington

August 3, 2015

Takes Back Goes to Washington by: Beatrice Torralba After 7 months in operation, Take Back Our Republic has quickly formed from an idea from Executive Director, John Pudner, to an impressionable organization recognized for its research and policy advocacy. In establishing the organization, we spent the first months of conception by organizing state coordinators and reaching out to local media. We finally decided to take our advocacy to the next level. Bringing our poll findings and ideas to Capitol Hill, […]

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News Alert: Republicans Join Bandwagon on Revamping Campaign Money Rules

July 28, 2015

By Eliza Newlin Carney – CQ Roll Call The Republican Party has long championed campaign finance deregulation, but a small yet growing number of GOP lawmakers and politicians are joining in calls to overhaul the political money rules. _Conservatives out there in the field want conservative solutions on money in politics,_ said former GOP political consultant John Pudner, executive director of Take Back Our Republic, a new group rallying Republican support for campaign finance changes from a conservative perspective. Pudner […]

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534 of 535 Congressional Offices, 2 pairs of torn up shoes

July 27, 2015

I’ve seen candidates wear out shoes, but last week was the first time I saw two people wear out pairs of shoes in 4 days – as Beatrice Torralba and Eric Yang from our office joined me in talking to 534 of 535 Congressional offices. One leader with a major group was shocked to learn from Beatrice that the three of us – with Diane Cullo directing and joining meetings strategically – were able to cover all but one office. […]

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