Foreign Contributions

TBOR State Coordinator Jim Rubens featured in the NH Union Leader

November 16, 2021

New Hampshire state coordinator, Jim Rubens, wrote an op-ed this week for the NH Union Leader titled “Conservatives, stand up for our freedom of speech by ending dark money”. His article highlighted significant problems with dark money in politics and the 2022 election year. “Dark money is no small problem. When dark money is included, 2020-cycle spending topped $1 billion. Dark money is grossly under-reported because donors channel money through untraceable shell companies and nonprofits. Anyone who is opposed to […]

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FEC has ruled foreign donors can finance U.S. referendum campaigns

November 4, 2021

Take Back Our Republic has learned that the Federal Election Commission has ruled foreign donors can finance U.S. referendum campaigns, potentially opening the floodgates to foreign spending on fights over high-profile policy issues. This ruling by the FEC should be extremely concerning to all Americans no matter what side of the political aisle you’re on. What this provides is another avenue for foreign donors to influence the United States and its domestic policy.  Take Back Our Republic Board member Dr. […]

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TBOR Executive Director Joins NANR To Discuss How To Save The Republic

August 27, 2021

Earlier this morning TBOR Executive Director John Pudner joined Andy Moore at The National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers (NANR) as a guest on their podcast. John and Andy discuss how best to reform American democracy so that politicians are incentivized by good governance rather than foreign money and by fair representation rather than special interests. The description of the podcast outlined on NANR’s website is below followed by the link to listen. A reformed political operative himself, John Pudner founded Take […]

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West Virginia Field Team Meets With Veterans

July 30, 2021

Last week our Board President Francis Johnson joined our field team and visited the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 410, located in Belington, WV. We spoke to a group of twenty to twenty-five veterans about the work that we are doing to help our veterans, active duty service members, and their families throughout the state of West Virginia. Throughout the summer we have been meeting with veterans groups throughout the state to mobilize in assisting the current active duty service […]

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TBOR Board Member Richard Painter Joins Fox&Friends To Discuss Hunter Bidens Art Show

July 23, 2021

Earlier this morning TBOR board member Dr. Richard Painter joined the hosts of Fox&Friends to discuss Hunter Biden’s upcoming art show and the ethical concerns that arise from the sale of Hunter’s art and how it could be a loophole for buyers to gain influence with the White House.

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TBOR’s John Pudner and Board Member Richard Painter Featured On NTV BC-Moscow

July 19, 2021

Over the weekend NTV BC-Moscow interviewed Executive Director John Pudner regarding Hunter Biden and the sale of his artwork and the 911k payments made from the University of Pennsylvania to President Biden over the last few years for a no-show Professors position. TBOR does occasionally get international news coverage and unbeknownst to TBOR staff NTV also included previous clips from Board Member Richard Painter and Advisory Board Member Peter Schweizer discussing these topics as well. A translated transcript of a […]

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$68m China>UPenn, $911k UPenn>Biden

July 15, 2021

RealClearPolitics and Newsweek coverage of TBOR’s efforts to disclose potential pay-for-play politics follow the iconic “Follow the Money” line uttered by Hal Holbrook (playing Deep Throat) to Robert Redford (playing reporter Carl Bernstein) in the Watergate movie (All The President’s Men). We now know the money in this story included: $68 million from China to UPenn (President Amy Gutmann, Trustee Chair David Cohen) $4 million salary to Gutmann, and  $911,000 Professor Salary to Joe Biden, who never taught a UPenn […]

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TBOR Exposes Potential Biden-China Pay-for-play

July 12, 2021

RICHARD W. PAINTER AND JOHN PUDNERON 7/12/21 AT 7:30 AM EDT How can we have a U.S. ambassador to Germany who raised secret money from Saudi Arabia and China while paying candidate Joe Biden over $900,000 as a university professor who never taught classes? What would be the response on Capitol Hill if Presidents Donald Trump, Barack Obama, or George W. Bush nominated Amy Gutmann under similar circumstances? The credibility of our foreign policy, and our national security in the face of the growing foreign […]

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TBOR Board Member Joins Fox&Friends to Discuss Biden Artwork Concerns

July 12, 2021

Recently TBOR Board member Dr. Richard Painter joined the hosts of Fox&Friends to discuss the potential legal concerns surrounding the sale of Hunter Biden’s artwork. Dr. Painter formerly served as President George W. Bush’s ethics attorney. The Fox&Friends article and interview can be found here.

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West Virginia Field Team Speaks at Barbour County Event

June 24, 2021

WV County Tour stop #4: Barbour County For the 4th stop on the WV County tour, Johnny and Noah visited the city of Belington in Barbour County, West Virginia. While in Belington, the field team walked the main strip and talked with local business leaders about West Virginians for Transparency. They even spoke with the Quartermaster at VFW Post 410 about coming to speak at their meeting in July. The highlight of the trip was attending the Barbour County GOP […]

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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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