financial disclosure

New Jersey Push for Disclosure

June 12, 2017

In order to “Take Back Our Republic” and place influence back in the hands of “We the People,” information is paramount. That’s why we believe that the public deserves to know who is exerting influence on the process. The Garden State’s loose disclosure rules for outside organizations is beginning to get noticed. There, an outside organization called Stronger Foundations, Inc. has spent $275,100 on two legislative primaries in the northern portion of the state. However, despite the sizeable amount, voters […]

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Largest NM Newspaper Features TBOR Response to Attack on Disclosure

June 12, 2017

In an opinion piece titled “Integrity of democratic elections at stake,” the Albuquerque Journal featured a response to those attempting to hide political contributions from the public. The piece was written by Executive Director John Pudner, and starts: Take Back Our Republic ( is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to common-sense, conservative solutions to campaign finance reform. I ran political campaigns for decades before becoming the executive director of Take Back and I know how well-funded special interests manipulate the system […]

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Disclosure Levels

March 14, 2017

Generally speaking, we believe that more disclosure is better than less disclosure in politics.  This applies both to how politicians behave in office and the money they raise to run for office. We support full disclosure of those groups and individuals who can spend enough money to truly influence elections. According to Politico, the top two donors in the country (Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg) contributed more than $100 million in the 2014 elections alone. In fact that top 100 […]

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Open Letter Supporting Alabama Disclosure Legislation

April 21, 2016

The following is an open letter sent this morning to Alabamians, asking for their support for a state bill that would let voters decide if they want out-of-state dark money and/or other illicit political contributions disclosed. People were so excited about Senator Orr’s bill, that every phone in our office is being used to call our contacts in the state, and the reaction is overwhelmingly positive – everyone seems to want Senate Bill 356 to be approved.   ———- Forwarded […]

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Take Back Our Republic strive to be the leading organization in promoting a culture in politics where character and ideas are the basis of being elected and every election is financed with transparency, primarily by the people to be represented and not by outside interests. Headquartered in Auburn, AL since 2015, TBOR has strong financial backing, an engaged board, more than 100 volunteer coordinators in 47 states, and a staff who stands by our mission.



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