June 25, 2016

It’s no secret that companies see political contributions to U.S. elections as an investment—and foreign entities are no different. “People everywhere know that political investment is a tremendous investment,” said John Pudner, executive director of the conservative campaign-finance reform group Take Back Our Republic and a former political consultant. The fact that foreign donations are illegal can have little impact in the highly lucrative political consulting industry, Pudner said. “There’s the temptation here, and there are the people willing to […]

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Foreign Campaign Money Subject of FEC Forum

June 23, 2016

Take Back was recently highlighted in reporter Ken Doyle’s BNA article on foreign campaign money. To read the article in it’s entirety click Here!

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The Georgia debut of a new campaign finance overhaul push

September 4, 2015

By Greg Bluestein, AJC.com A conservative watchdog group will debut in Georgia a national push to close what it calls a glaring campaign finance loophole. Take Back Our Republic set to launch an effort in Georgia next year for legislation that would require banks to verify that all credit card contributions to campaigns are from a valid U.S. address. Many political campaigns now opt-out of that voluntary requirement. The group_s executive director, John Pudner, said he has already lined up […]

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The Weekly Standard on Take Back Our Republic

June 4, 2015

So, What About Money in Politics?The Weekly StandardBY JAY COST “Other than the Center for Competitive Politics, helmed by former Federal Election Commission chairman Bradley Smith, and Take Back Our Republic, a new organization founded by those who helped Dave Brat take down Eric Cantor last year, one is hardpressed to think of conservative entities promoting a vision of good government. Conservatives have spent enormous intellectual capital on issues like education, health care, and taxes_but what about corruption? When Democratic […]

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John Pudner Executive Director

November 5, 2014

Executive Director Email: johnp@takeback.org Phone: 334-329-7258 John Pudner’s testimony leading to an unheard of unanimous Federal Elections Commission (FEC) decision establishing the right of voters to know who is paying for Facebook political ads resulted from a lifetime of building broad coalitions while adhering to conservative principles. Pudner was the eldest of 9 children growing up in a 3 bedroom house in inner city Richmond, VA where he attended a conservative, Catholic high school whose alumni included Steve Bannon. The […]

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