Influence of wealthy donors becoming an issue in GOP primaries

TBOR Executive Director John Pudner quoted in article below regarding campaign finance reform.

Benjy Sarlin

…Campaign finance advocacy groups tend to be dominated by progressive activists, but some on the right are trying to turn Republican attention to the issue as well while advocating different solutions.Take Back Our Republic, established in 2015, is an organization founded to encourage conservatives to propose their own policy ideas such as tax credits for small donors, disclosure requirements for _dark money_ groups that take anonymous dollars, and new measures to detect illegal foreign donations.

_We really see it from that perspective of the grassroots sometimes not feeling like they have enough of a voice,_ Take Back CEO John Pudner, who managed Republican Rep. Dave Brat_s upset primary against Majority Leader Eric Cantor, told msnbc. _I think it_s true on the conservative and the progressive side._

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…Pudner, the president of Take Back Our Republic, favors trading higher limits on campaign donations for greater transparency, but told msnbc that Congress needed to require disclosure from dark money groups to make it work.

_If you just up the limit but say you can stay anonymous, people will stay anonymous in most cases,_ he said.

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