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FEC Open Meeting, December 2017

October 6, 2019
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TBOR in NewsMax: End of FEC Encourages Chinese Meddling

September 4, 2019

While some conservatives oppose the Federal Election Commission (FEC), TBOR’s Executive Director points out the virtual end of the FEC invites countries like China – who would prefer another President – to use their massive resources to fund political campaigns attacking Republicans. Such involvement would dwarf the $200,000 in Facebook ads purchased by Russians during the 2016 campaign. Click here for the column, which appears along with impressive NewsMax insiders from Pat Buchanan, to Ron Paul, to Ronald Reagan’s son.

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For Media Only – Video Statement Regarding Effective Shut Down of Federal Elections Commission

August 27, 2019

This link is available only to media representatives – with full rights to use both the video and any other information below with attribution.   Statement from John Pudner, Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic, regarding Petersen’s resignation – to effectively shut down Federal Elections Commission “We appreciate Commissioner Matthew Petersen for his service – most importantly joining fellow Republican Lee Goodman and Caroline Hunter to cross the aisle and vote with Ellen Weintraub and Steven Walther to require […]

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Liberal ‘dark money’ groups spent more in 2018 than conservative groups

January 23, 2019

But when it comes to the big-money world of outside spending, over which candidates have little control, it appears that liberal groups had a banner year in 2018. For the first time since the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which struck down campaign spending limitations for corporations and unions, liberal “dark money” groups outspent conservative groups, according to a new report from Issue One that analyzed data from the Center for Responsive Politics. Dark money groups spent $150 million in the 2018 midterms. […]

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Senate candidates will finally E-file campaign finance reports

September 21, 2018

U.S. Senate candidates will begin electronically filing their campaign finance reports in October thanks to a provision contained in an appropriations bill signed into law today by President Donald Trump. The provision — supported by a bipartisan majority of sitting senators and broad coalition of more than 20 advocacy organizations led by Issue One — was first introduced in the Senate in 2003. Montana Senators Jon Tester (D) and Steve Daines (R) championed this policy change this Congress, including throughout the appropriations process. “Today […]

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Outlet Reports Potential FEC Action to Stop Politicians Personal Use of Funds

September 18, 2018

When the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) ruled in favor of our sister organization (Take Back Action Fund) and the Campaign Legal Center that Facebook must disclose who paid for political ads, it was a rare victory for anti-corruption efforts. Now McClatchy reports another potential breakthrough, with the FEC considering no longer allowing Members to use Leadership PAC funds for personal expenses. To even get serious consideration is another coup for CLC – as all four current FEC members must vote YES […]

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Former FEC Chair: $130,000 Payment Not a Violation, Didn’t Help Campaign

April 18, 2018

  AUBURN, AL- As speculation swirls regarding President Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen and the raid that took place on his records, pontification over whether the $130,000 payment he made to Stormy Daniels could be ruled a campaign finance violation has exploded. Most, including us here at Take Back, have expressed concern- though it remains to be seen what kind of damage that would do to the Trump presidency. But one expert, former FEC Chairman Bradley Smith, who served on the […]

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A weak FEC really contributes to filling the swamp, not draining it.

March 16, 2018

More than a year into his presidency, President Trump has shown little interest in beefing up the Federal Election Commission, the agency that could serve as a key player in his avowed agenda to reduce the influence of moneyed interests on politics. So far, Trump has nominated just one new commissioner to fill the two open spots on the panel. He has the opportunity to name an entirely new slate. The remaining four commissioners are serving on expired terms, two […]

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Victory! TBAF Request Results in Rare Bipartisan FEC Vote After Spirited Debate

December 16, 2017

Spirited FEC debate Thursday culminated in a shocking breakthrough victory for Take Back Action Fund (see Thursday’s USA Today and TV from Buffalo to Atlanta), just days after John Pudner’s hour long interviews on both national radio and the TV American Political Zone regarding the impact of campaign finance on tax reform, the military, and trade domination by China. Click here to continue to receive our updates in 2018 as we build on this seemingly impossible victory requiring disclosure on […]

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Take Back Advocates for Congressional, FEC Action on Foreign Influence

December 13, 2017

Wednesday and Thursday Take Back Our Republic President Francis Johnson, DC-based Development Director Steve Thomas, and Executive Director John Pudner will meet with Congressional offices. The topic will be the importance of passing HR1341 and S1660 to cut off an avenue for foreign influence on US elections through the billions of dollars in nameless small dollar contributions sent through unverified credit card donations to evade bank scrutiny. Former long-time NRA lobbyist Chuck Cunningham will lead the effort to pass these important bills […]

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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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