Campaign Finance

TBOR California Coordinator featured in American Thinker

August 19, 2020

The whole purpose behind representation is to ensure that elected officials are beholden to their voters. But the source of their campaign funds force these officials to court the interests of a select few, the wealthiest of their donors, the neo-nobility of America. Dark money, secret political spending funneled through groups like LLCs to avoid disclosure and scrutiny for conflicts of interest, will still have a huge influence on the fate of Boyle Heights, Salt Lake City, and other parts of the […]

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TBOR Executive Director Discusses Speakers Arrest and Need to Ban Dark Money in Columbus Dispatch

July 31, 2020

The problem with funneling tens of millions through secret channels in the past decade is that, in the short term, it lets the politicians have their cake and eat it, too. As they line at least their allies’ campaign coffers or in some cases even their own pockets with secret money that no one knows about, nothing will stop unless they get arrested on bribery charges. The best-case scenario is an official gets arrested and everyone they know sees it […]

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The Conservative Case to Get Money Out with American Promise

July 29, 2020

Last night Executive Director John Pudner participated in a webinar hosted by our partner organization American Promise. John was joined by TBOR Northeast Regional Coordinator Jim Rubens along with a number of other conservatives from across the nation to discuss big money and how it affects our political system. You can watch the webinar in its entirety below and can find John’s opening remarks at the 16:21 mark of the video.

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Take Back Our Republic One of 20+ Groups Asking Trump and Biden to Disclose Campaign Bundlers

July 15, 2020

Good-government groups are launching a new push for campaign finance transparency during the presidential campaign. A coalition of 20 organizations, from across the ideological spectrum, sent letters to both the Trump and Biden campaigns on Tuesday requesting they disclose their most prolific “bundlers” — the rich and well-connected people whom politicians rely on to collect donations from their friends and business associates. While federal law does not require presidential candidates to name their bundlers, unless they are registered lobbyists, it has long been a […]

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South Florida Coordinator Wayne Rossiter Featured in Florida Politics

May 15, 2020

The core disease in our system of government is pay to play politics, where big donors get special favors, such as a Fortune 500 corporation stealing millions of dollars from a stimulus package set up to help small business owners across America who had to shut down operations so we can flatten the Coronavirus curve. How did these behemoth companies already have their applications submitted to get these small business stimulus funds on day one, unless someone in government gave […]

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Tri-State Coordinator Pins Second Op-Ed in IBTimes

March 25, 2020

“I believe the simplest way to blunt the impact of transactional donations is to incentivize ordinary citizens to make small donations that can, in aggregate, compete with the money from transactional donors. New Jersey should offer taxpayers a refundable tax credit of up to $25 per candidate with an aggregate limit of $100 per year for donations made to state or local campaigns. The tax credit would encourage small donors while making it possible for campaigns to win without the […]

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Executive Director John Pudner Talks Citizens United On Ten Year Anniversary

January 22, 2020

On Monday’s ten-year anniversary of the Citizens United ruling. TBOR’s John Pudner along with representatives from a host of other good government organizations gathered at the capitol to discuss solutions and alternatives to the Supreme Court ruling. Check out John’s speech below.

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AP Story Quotes TBOR Exec Director Regarding Political Bribery Case

September 24, 2019

See the Associated Press story by Emery P. Dalesio (twitter, all stories) including the following quote from the Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic and President of Take Back Action Fund: John Pudner, a former political consultant who worked to elect Republicans in Virginia and Alabama and President George W. Bush in 2000, said if he were advising Walker, he would hold off on further action until Lindberg is either convicted or cleared. If Lindberg were convicted, Walker should […]

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TBOR in NewsMax: End of FEC Encourages Chinese Meddling

September 4, 2019

While some conservatives oppose the Federal Election Commission (FEC), TBOR’s Executive Director points out the virtual end of the FEC invites countries like China – who would prefer another President – to use their massive resources to fund political campaigns attacking Republicans. Such involvement would dwarf the $200,000 in Facebook ads purchased by Russians during the 2016 campaign. Click here for the column, which appears along with impressive NewsMax insiders from Pat Buchanan, to Ron Paul, to Ronald Reagan’s son.

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The Chicago Sun-Times urges an end to what President Barack Obama once called “legalized bribery” in Illinois.

August 19, 2019

  The Chicago Sun-Times urges an end to what President Barack Obama once called “legalized bribery” in Illinois. “Converting campaign cash into personal funds is one of many ways that big-donor money gets between ordinary people and the elected officials who are supposed to represent them. It’s part of a web of dark money and flabby regulation that undermines democracy in Illinois.” To read the article in its entirety click here.

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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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