Campaign Finance

Every Man a Political Donor

June 5, 2015

A revolutionary campaign finance idea The Weekly StandardBy Jay Cost Writing recently in the Daily Beast, John Pudner of Take Back Our Republic, a conservative reform group, offered an interesting proposal for improving our campaign finance system. He suggested that each political donor receive a tax credit worth up to $200: If our ultimate goal is to restore citizens_ faith in their government, shouldn_t we also do what we can to make it easier for those same citizens to give […]

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The Weekly Standard on Take Back Our Republic

June 4, 2015

So, What About Money in Politics?The Weekly StandardBY JAY COST “Other than the Center for Competitive Politics, helmed by former Federal Election Commission chairman Bradley Smith, and Take Back Our Republic, a new organization founded by those who helped Dave Brat take down Eric Cantor last year, one is hardpressed to think of conservative entities promoting a vision of good government. Conservatives have spent enormous intellectual capital on issues like education, health care, and taxes_but what about corruption? When Democratic […]

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Political activist calling for conservative answers to campaign finances in Louisiana

June 3, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: press@takeback.org Auburn, AL (June 3, 2015)_National non-profit Take Back Our Republic announced Wednesday the selection of political activist York Forsyth as the state coordinator for the foundation_s Louisiana efforts (www.takeback.org/groups/view/Louisiana-state-coalition). Above all, the group pledges to promote non-partisan solutions to issues plaguing America_s campaign finance system, by pushing to restore power to the hands of voters. _Political funding is a critical issue that_s been overlooked by conservatives for decades,_ Forsyth said. _This is why I_m so proud […]

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Community activist calling for statewide political campaign finance reform in Illinois

May 28, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: press@takeback.org Chicago, IL (May 28, 2015)_ National non-profit Take Back Our Republic announced Friday the selection of community activist Maria Buckley as the state coordinator for the foundation_s Illinois efforts. Above all, the group pledges to promote non-partisan solutions to issues plaguing America_s campaign finance system, by pushing to restore power to the hands of voters. _Campaign finance reform is something more people should be talking about,_ Buckley said. _I was thrilled when I was approached with […]

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How do you educate people about conservative solutions to campaign finance reform?

May 6, 2015

If you want to educate people at about something like conservative solutions to campaign finance reform, the best place to start is at a barber shop near the State Capitol (Southside Barber has been in Jefferson City since 1908)… and only then head over to the Capitol (outside Harry S. Truman building across the street from the Capitol). Tomorrow it is onto the Mizzou campus.

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Bloomberg Quotes Take Back Our Republic

April 27, 2015

While the TAKE BACK ED often notes Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg combined to give over $100 million to campaigns, Bloomberg View today quotes him on campaign finance:In a Februaryop-ed pieceon the Fox News website, John Pudner, head of Take Back Our Republic, aconservative groupdedicated to changing campaign finance law, called for a federal tax break for small donors to combat the influence of billionaires. “I_m simply saying that it_s time for a debate about the role of money in […]

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Campaign Finance Nonprofit Names Dale Fahnestock as Maryland State Coordinator

April 22, 2015

Auburn, AL (April 21, 2015) _ Former NASA director and Stellar award winner Dale Fahnestock has been selected as the Maryland state coordinator (www.takeback.org/groups/view/Maryland-state-coalition) for Take Back Our Republic, a new independent non-partisan group that is focusing on conservative solutions to problems within the campaign finance system. “It’s about the politicians focusing back on the people they were elected to represent. I think that starts with having more citizens get involved and give small contributions, so we have a level […]

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John Pudner talks basketball and campaign finance reform in radio interview

April 8, 2015

TBOR Executive Director, John Pudner,talks basketball and campaign finance reform in radio interview with the Scott Sands Show. Listen to the podcast here.

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TBOR ED John Pudner speaks with Harvard students about campaign finance reform

April 6, 2015

A room full of Harvard students asks TBOR ED, John Pudner, questions about Take Back Our Republic this morning. Ironically last night Pudner had a room full of Auburn University students do the same after his wife invited them over for Easter Dinner. To keep the college theme, he actually was able to pull the old fashioned all-nighter between the two to make the flight. TBOR ED John Pudner (center at desk) gestures during his answer to one of many […]

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Campaign Finance Nonprofit Names Andrew Hemingway as N.H. State Coordinator

April 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: press@takeback.org Auburn, AL (April 2, 2015) _ 2014 gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway has been selected as the New Hampshire state coordinatorfor Take Back Our Republic, a new independent non-partisan group that is focusing on conservative solutions to problems within the campaign finance system. A New Hampshire native and successful entrepreneur, Hemingway defined his 2014 candidacy for New Hampshire_s highest office on points of governmental efficiency, financial responsibility and the need to limit the unnecessary intrusion of government […]

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