Campaign finance

Tri-State Coordinator Pins Second Op-Ed in IBTimes

March 25, 2020

“I believe the simplest way to blunt the impact of transactional donations is to incentivize ordinary citizens to make small donations that can, in aggregate, compete with the money from transactional donors. New Jersey should offer taxpayers a refundable tax credit of up to $25 per candidate with an aggregate limit of $100 per year for donations made to state or local campaigns. The tax credit would encourage small donors while making it possible for campaigns to win without the […]

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Take Back Our Republic Ally Looking To Unite America

January 21, 2020

Former Independent candidate for U.S. Senator in Maryland and Take Back Our Republic ally Neal Simon was a guest recently of On the Hill a podcast on the Fox5 DC network. Mr. Simon discussed his new book “Contract to Unite America” and the need for a more united culture. To listen to the podcast interview click here.

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A Modest Proposal: The Imperative of Replacing the Johnson Amendment

December 19, 2018

Our campaign finance system could generously be described as an exercise in insanity. Consider the rude reality of a system that allows the elite to dominate our elections yet silences the free speech of local membership organizations. Every election cycle you are subjugated to potentially millions of dollars of Super PAC ads – often funded by a single or a handful of individuals- that may be hostile to your worldview. You can try to avoid the ads, but, in the […]

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Report Connects Money Spent at Trump Properties with Presidential Support

December 5, 2018

President Trump’s significant personal fortune helped galvanize support from those who hoped his business acumen would have a positive effect on the nation’s economy. While those supporters see reasons that to believe their hopes have been validated, others concerned that his wealth would raise doubts about his motivations likewise believe they’ve been proven right. The vast holdings of POTUS have raised concerns on various fronts, but one recent report links Trump endorsements to those who spend money at his hotels. […]

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Pudner Talks Senate Races and Campaign Finance in NewsMax

November 19, 2018

One of the few issues that could unite people across the Rural vs. Urban and Coasts vs. Middle America chasm is money-in-politics reform, where we helped achieve a great referendum victory for campaign finance reform and an ethics board in North Dakota the same day the state also handed the GOP their most lopsided Senate flip. Silver’s accuracy should also cause conservatives to question some of the leaders’ opposition to any rules on money in politics. Silver’s calculations indicate that […]

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Pudner talks Supreme Court, NRA, and Planned Parenthood

July 9, 2018

The hatred of — and love for — the NRA and Planned Parenthood will drive much of nastiness of the upcoming secret money political campaign to win or stop a decisive 50th Senate vote (from West Virginia, North Dakota, Indiana, Alaska, or Maine) for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. One Supreme Court judge could reverse cases like the 2000 Stenberg v. Carhart, forcing states to allow late-term partial-birth abortions or the 2008 Columbia v. Heller decision forcing them to allow their […]

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Charities Increasingly an Outlet for Political Giving

July 6, 2018

AUBURN, AL- Charitable giving, in an ideal world, should be a completely a-political outlet for funds. Sadly, new research shows that many are circumventing campaign finance laws by aiming to influence policy through charitable giving. An outstanding paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research can be found here: http://www.nber.org/papers/w24451. This research says that 7.1% of charitable giving is politically motivated, that a district’s charitable experience a drop in the immediate period after a congressman leaves office, and that this […]

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All States Should Review and Adopt Ranked Choice Voting

June 8, 2018

Despite the poorly written headline in the Hill (Top finisher in San Francisco mayor’s race trails due to ranked voting), this story and the comments from readers give a great example of why all states should adopt ranked choice voting. We do not have in-depth knowledge of the candidates in this race, but the dynamics make it  clear that obnoxious frontrunners who believe they can slash their way to election in a multicandidate race by rallying one-third of the voters […]

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Sources: Exiting Congressman Used Staff for Personal Gain

June 6, 2018

AUBURN, AL- At Take Back Our Republic, we have taken a strong stand against elected officials using their office for personal gain. Recently, Politico outlined an unnerving case involving Congressman Tom Garrett, his wife, and their usage of congressional staff. Garrett, who currently represents Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, announced recently that he was not seeking re-election so that he could address personal issues. We wish him the best in that regard, and, as conservatives, we are grateful for many of […]

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Missourians Say “Good Riddance” to Eric Greitens

May 31, 2018

  AUBURN, AL- Eric Greitens road an anti-Establishment wave to the Governor’s Mansion in Missouri. A political outsider, he came out of nowhere to become the “Show-Me” state’s chief executive, and many saw him as a rising star. Not so much. It didn’t take long for Greitens’ true colors to be revealed as he set up dark money organizations, funneled campaign money around, and had an operation that resembled a permanent campaign to promote himself as opposed to a policy […]

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