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Take Back ED Quoted in Real Clear Politics

March 29, 2019 @ 5:56 pm
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A recurring pay-to-play racket is what concerns John Pudner, executive director of the conservative-leaning campaign finance group Take Back Our Republic. He doesn’t worry about seeing the Lincoln Bedroom turned into an Airbnb. He is more concerned with wealthy donors pulling strings to reduce regulations.  That, he told RCP, is a corrupt return on investment, “an exchange of 20 to one. To read the article in its entirety click here.

Robert Mueller and Jennifer Lawrence Interrupt My Annual March Madness Break

March 25, 2019 @ 5:05 pm
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(my Executive Director John Pudner) - My Facebook profile advises all that I am available 24x7 all but one week a year around my birthday and the opening weekend of March Madness - but my birthday this year included issuing a media statement on the Mueller investigation and meeting with Jennifer Lawrence’s group as they did final prep for the most important political reform gathering of the year. Sports Section Since I'm bound to upset everyone across the spectrum with my perspective on the Mueller Report and Jennifer Lawrence's annual Unrig  Summit in Nashville, I'll go out of order and wrap [...]

RSVP for 1st Take Back Our Republic Meet & Greet of 2019

January 3, 2019 @ 3:40 pm
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The first Take Back Our Republic meet & greet of 2019 will be on Tuesday, January 22 from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the home of Jeff and Deborah Miller (2452 Gunster Road, Montgomery AL). Please RSVP to or call Maria at 334.329.7258 if you are in the Montgomery, Alabama area or if you are willing to host an event in your area.

Poll Results Announced: Intense Support for 3 Reform Issues

June 23, 2018 @ 8:32 pm
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For Release Saturday, June 23 Noon ET, 11 a.m. CT Contact:    404.606.3163 Poll Results Announced: Intense Support for 3 Reform Issues Bismarck, ND - Pollsters featured by measure intense nationwide support for three reform measures - the “Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act,” a 28th Constitutional Amendment in response to Citizens United, and an Article V Convention. “After three decades of statistical analysis of election trends, I was stunned to see such far-reaching proposals emerge as the strongest motivators of voters,” said John Pudner, who ran a polling center operation for a decade before founding Take Back Our [...]

Take Back Our Republic State Coordinators

February 13, 2018 @ 1:48 am
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Volunteer Coordinators help Take Back Our Republic educate the public regarding how to clean up the swamp in their own state. If you would like to join your state chapter or an ideological coalition - or start a new group - contact the office at 334.329.7258 and we will help move the effort forward. The list of our lead coordinators in each state and territory follows: ALASKA Raymond O'Neil Tyler Arnold ALABAMA Byron Shehee Lesley Powell Tripp Powell Trip Pittman Hunter Garnett Tom Freeman Teresa Moore Tim Barkley Jeff Elrod ARKANSAS Vacant ARIZONA Carl Parrish CALIFORNIA Sebastian Rojas COLORADO Mike [...]

Leading Conservative NM Blog (54,000+ Followers) Covers Whirlwind Week

January 21, 2018 @ 11:45 pm
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If one out of every six Trump voters in New Mexico followed a blog - it would still have a smaller following than the 54,507 followers of the Political Fireball. The conservative blog known for not backing down from hard-hitting reporting pulled no punches this week during Take Back's whirlwind tour of the Land of Enchantment - in turn posting a story in which Take Back answered every objection to the voters' right to know who is contributing to politicians and getting New Mexicans taxpayer money in return. The state chapter that started with former Governor Gary Johnson joining as a member, [...]

Take Back Advocates for Congressional, FEC Action on Foreign Influence

December 13, 2017 @ 4:38 am
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Wednesday and Thursday Take Back Our Republic President Francis Johnson, DC-based Development Director Steve Thomas, and Executive Director John Pudner will meet with Congressional offices. The topic will be the importance of passing HR1341 and S1660 to cut off an avenue for foreign influence on US elections through the billions of dollars in nameless small dollar contributions sent through unverified credit card donations to evade bank scrutiny. Former long-time NRA lobbyist Chuck Cunningham will lead the effort to pass these important bills into law. On Thursday morning, Pudner will take a break from his efforts for Take Back Our Republic to be [...]

Campaign Finance Poll

October 25, 2017 @ 11:22 am
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Take our campaign finance reform survey here.

Rebalancing Our Political System to Take Back Our Republic

August 23, 2017 @ 7:35 pm
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Rebalancing Our Political System to Take Back Our Republic. Click to download!

Call 202.224.3121, Committees Consider Making Our Bill a Law!

August 4, 2017 @ 6:31 pm
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School House Rock taught grade school students ever since Generation X about how a bill became a law in Saturday morning cartoons. Now you can be part of the process by calling 202.224.3121 and entering your zip code to leave a message for your Member of Congress to sponsor HR1341 and your two Senators to sponsor S1660. You do not even need to know their names before you call! Here are the steps from that old cartoon, and where this measure is in the process. IDEA, EDUCATION. Within a year of launching, Take Back Our Republic circulated an educational paper [...]