OpEd: Fix it, America

January 14, 2018

Take Back Executive Director John Pudner penned the following OpEd on money in politics for the Concord Monitor: Two years ago, I was sludging through New Hampshire snow drifts, just before the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. As I talked with Granite State voters, I kept hearing the same thing: everyone was concerned about the influence of “Big Money” campaign donors. Once the primary results were in, it was clear that “Money In Politics” was a deciding issue for voters. The two […]

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Take Back ED John Pudner Talks Campaign Finance Reform With Syracuse New Times

April 20, 2017

John Pudner, executive director at Take Back Our Republic and former Republican political operative, cites the recent presidential election, with Trump raising significantly less than Clinton, as reason to believe tougher campaign finance regulations would hinder both Republicans and Democrats. For this he said in an email to the Syracuse New Times, “It is now time for all to rally in support of campaign finance reform as a way to drain the swamp at the state level.” Click HERE to […]

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State TBOR Chapter Takes Message Way Beyond DNC, CPAC

February 27, 2017

WAYCROSS, GA – Take Back Our Republic circulated educational items on campaign finance reform to hundreds of conservative CPAC attendees, but also to people leaving Washington for the Democratic National Committee meeting in Atlanta where a robust conversion was taking place about the problems with corporate contributions. However, the most important education also occurs in localities like this one, Waycross, Georgia, where people who can’t travel to Washington and are not invited to national partisan events. Many Democratic campaign rallies […]

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Bipartisan group urges Trump, family to divest from private business

December 14, 2016

The group includes experts who have been vocal on the subject in recent weeks and several former Republican officeholders who endorsed Hillary Clinton in the campaign. But the letter’s signatories also include two conservative allies of Trump senior adviser Stephen K. Bannon — Peter Schweizer, the author of the book “Clinton Cash,” which outlined possible conflicts of interest posed to Clinton because of donations to her husband’s charitable foundation, as well as John Pudner, who went to high school with […]

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Voters Not Billionaires, TBOR Tells ABC Affiliate in Defense Hub

October 27, 2016

TBOR Executive Director explained the problem with some candidates addiction to a few large donors to the ABC affiliate (watch story here) in the fourth biggest defense hub this way on the Wednesday night news: “Instead of thinking, ‘Well, I’ve got to represent all these people who voted to elect me,’ you say, ‘Well wait, I’ve got to make sure I am watching out for a billionaire in New York, and then they become the constituents.’” Wednesday’s 10 p.m. news […]

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Campaign Finance Reform Emerges Briefly As Topic In Ugly Trump-Clinton Debate

October 12, 2016

Amid a presidential debate that focused as much on personal attacks as substance, the topic of campaign finance reform finally made a brief, if tangential, appearance in the high-stakes public forum. Although the role of money in politics has been one of the top issues that voters want candidates to discuss, the topic hadn’t come up until Sunday night’s debate, the second in a series of three forums featuring both of the candidates. Asked about potential litmus tests for Supreme […]

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Town Hall Debate Question Leads to Secret Contributions Discussion

October 11, 2016

  With all the distractions associated with the last Presidential debate, most will not remember the name Beth Miller, but we at Take Back Our Republic continue to work to make certain that the conversation she sparked there continues. Miller, an undecided voter, was chosen to pose a question to the candidates and she was the individual who ignored the drama and instead, asked about something that truly matters to voters – the influence money can have on campaigns and […]

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Trump Supporters Agree: It’s Political Money (Stupid)

June 21, 2016

In the War Room, Bill Clinton’s political consultant James Carville says famously, “It’s the economy stupid!” noting that is the focus of voters. NBC’s survey of attendees at Trump rallies indicates the 2016 version may be, “It’s Political Money, Stupid!” Based on Benjy Sarlin’s interviews of attendees, money in politics is the biggest motivator – not building a wall, or keeping Muslims out of the country, or other issues. So if the Trump supporters big issue in money in politics, […]

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