Campaign Finance

Getting through (literal) mud-slinging to Presidential Candidates

December 3, 2015

Getting through (literal) mud-slinging to Presidential Candidates An open letter to all Presidential campaigns – we proved this week that even mud-slinging will not stop us from getting to each and every Presidential candidate regarding conservative solutions for campaign finance reform (see Bloomberg story today, and recent New Hampshire and Wisconsin interviews). This week we were invited to Capitol Hill (next Wednesday at 1 p.m.) for the announcement of bipartisan legislation being introduced to address unverified credit card contributions that enable […]

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Legislation Targets Credit-Card Campaign Contributions

December 2, 2015

By Kenneth P. Doyle Dec. 2 — New requirements to verify online campaign contributions made by credit card would be imposed by Republican-backed legislation set to be introduced in the House Dec. 3. The new measure, the Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act of 2015, is intended to block illegal foreign campaign contributions from being funneled into U.S. campaigns through unverified credit-card contributions. Republicans accused President Barack Obama’s campaign of receiving foreign money through credit-card contributions in 2008 and […]

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An interesting recent vote on a money in politics issue

November 18, 2015

The Roanoke Star reported on voters once again speaking out in favor of addressing corruption related to money in politics. There are many groups advocating most liberal solutions to money in politics, and obviously Take Back Our Republic is more focused on conservative solutions, Represent Us, which led the charge on this vote, is one group that really seems to work toward whatever solutions seem to work – whether making conservatives uncomfortable by using the words “campaign finance reform,” or making liberals uncomfortable by focusing on “government […]

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Debate Watchers: Campaign Finance 1 of Top 4 Campaign Issues

November 13, 2015

_At 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, Fox Business debunked the myth that no one votes based on campaign finance with one graphic,_ according to John Pudner, Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic, referring to a graphic shown during the Republican debate indicating it was one of the top four issues on the mind of voters. “A picture is worth 1000 words, and the tired old argument that everyone is for reforming money in politics, but it is a very low priority […]

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Exciting Hill Visit Caps Best Week Yet

October 11, 2015

We visited 11 states and had a record-setting fundraising week between our first press conference on Capitol Hill July 27 and Thursday’s return trip (click on image below for full Roll Call article). Shortly thereafter, Representative Kevin McCarthy announced he would not be Speaker Boehner’s replacement and Open Secrets (click for full story) noted either Representative Daniel Webster or Jason Chaffetz could be the first Speaker without historic ties to big money. I had planned to spend a couple of […]

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Multiple GOP Candidates Address Money in Politics

September 17, 2015

BOSTON – _When we launched Take Back Our Republic in January, we were told no Republicans were concerned about money in politics,_ according to John Pudner, who commented from Boston after an interview with a conservative talk radio show, just prior to the GOP debate. Eight months later, multiple Republican candidates for President felt the issue was important enough to address during the Presidential debate on CNN. Pudner affirms that _[campaign finance reform] vindicates that candidates from both parties understand […]

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Conservative Solutions for Campaign Finance Reform

September 17, 2015

Ohio Conservative Review We Can Honor the Grassroots Money and the Constitution as We Reform Campaign Finance Campaign finance reform.This phrase seems to have become synonymous with progressive policies like top-down government mandates and financial restrictions. It_s time to change that. Ahead of the 2016 election cycle, the issue of money in politics and the resulting common frustration with the outsized influence held by mega-donors will increasingly come into focus. Conservatives across the country, particularly here in Ohio, have an […]

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Closing Credit Card Loopholes

September 8, 2015

Take Back Our Republic believes strongly in the important role of contributions from individuals in providing funding to political campaigns. Increasing the role of individual citizens in the American political system lies at the heart of our mission, whether they choose to exercise their political rights through financial contributions, active involvement in political campaigns, or other types of advocacy for the candidates and causes they support. However, increasing the role of contributions from individuals in the system, many of which […]

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The Georgia debut of a new campaign finance overhaul push

September 4, 2015

By Greg Bluestein, A conservative watchdog group will debut in Georgia a national push to close what it calls a glaring campaign finance loophole. Take Back Our Republic set to launch an effort in Georgia next year for legislation that would require banks to verify that all credit card contributions to campaigns are from a valid U.S. address. Many political campaigns now opt-out of that voluntary requirement. The group_s executive director, John Pudner, said he has already lined up […]

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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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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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