Citizens United

Hearing on Citizens United at 10: The Consequences for Democracy & Potential Responses By Congress

May 4, 2020

Written Testimony of John PudnerAuburn, AlabamaU.S. House of RepresentativesCommittee on the JudiciarySubcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil LibertiesHearing on Citizens United at 10: The Consequences for Democracy& Potential Responses By CongressFebruary 6, 2020 As former political consultant and longtime conservative Republican, I ran an effort to reach 14million Catholic and socially conservative Christians in 16 states for George W. Bush in 2000and have advised many Republican campaigns, including former Representative Dave Brat’ssuccessful campaign that challenged former House Majority […]

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Executive Director John Pudner Talks Citizens United On Ten Year Anniversary

January 22, 2020

On Monday’s ten-year anniversary of the Citizens United ruling. TBOR’s John Pudner along with representatives from a host of other good government organizations gathered at the capitol to discuss solutions and alternatives to the Supreme Court ruling. Check out John’s speech below.

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A Conservative Against Citizen United

January 21, 2020

If background music were played when I took the microphone outside the United States Capitol, perhaps the theme should be the old “Sesame Street” song: “One of these things is not like the others.” “One of these things just doesn’t belong.” And yet, I believe opposition to the far-reaching Citizens United decision is consistent with conservative views across the board. Conservatives believe that true capitalism is the best supplier of human needs, and proven much more effective than alternatives from […]

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NewsMax Features Post With TBOR Statement on Kavanaugh

October 8, 2018

NewsMax featured John Pudner along with Alan Dershowitz, Ron Paul, Scott Rasmussen and Other Conservative Leaders Monday. Click here for the post, which concludes with Back Our Republic’s statement on Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court: “We congratulate Brett Kavanaugh on being confirmed to the United States Supreme Court and President Trump on successfully placing two justices to the highest court in the land. Our hope is that Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, and an increasingly right-leaning court will embody a jurisprudence that […]

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Pudner Quoted in the New York Times

August 15, 2018

“Love or hate Trump, I think the moment he stood on stage and said ‘Give politicians money and they’ll do whatever you want,’ was the beginning of his upward trajectory,” said John Pudner of Take Back Our Republic, a conservative group dedicated to reducing the political influence of corporations, unions and other special interest groups. Executive Director John Pudner was recently quoted in the New York Times to read the article in its entirety click here.

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Poll Results Announced: Intense Support for 3 Reform Issues

June 23, 2018

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 […]

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St. Petersburg Passes Campaign Finance Law Despite Likely Legal Challenge

October 9, 2017

  AUBURN, AL- The debate over Citizens United continues to shift toward local action with St. Petersburg entering the fray with a historic vote. A 6-2 majority voted to restrict the amount an individual can contribute to a PAC that will spend in local elections to $5,000. Accompanying the measure is a stronger requirement for disclosure to ensure the new law will be applied. City attorneys were opponents of the effort, saying that the new law violates First Amendment protections […]

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Special Interest Vs. National Interest

March 14, 2017

Excessive political contributions from those expecting to get something in return for their contribution distorts the political landscape from those who give (often much smaller) contributions due to ideological beliefs. This reduces the influence that ordinary citizens have in our electoral systems and makes those in public office often more responsive to those who give money rather than the broad electorate.  At the same time, the ever-rising cost of campaigns puts more pressure on elected officials and candidates to spend […]

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Conservatives join New Hampshire rally in support of campaign finance reform

January 30, 2015

January 28th, 2015 By Elizabeth Lindquist –The Rock River Times CONCORD, New Hampshire _Several prominent conservatives rallied with independents and liberals in Concord, New Hampshire, Jan. 21, to support reforming the way political campaigns are funded. The rally took place Jan. 21, on the final day of the New Hampshire Rebellion march and on the fifth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court_s Jan. 21, 2010, ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The Citizens United ruling found that, contrary […]

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Take Back Our Republic — Fighting to Restore Grass Roots to Politics

January 19, 2015

“As the 114th Congress opens, both the Obama administration and Democratic members of Congress are poised to craft legislation to restore some of the limits on independent campaign spending allowed by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions.” Read the article

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