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Capital Research Center Updates On Foreign Funding Of Elections

January 12, 2022

Last week the Capital Research Center released an update to their study on the amount of foreign money that has funded not only elections but lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and across the country. Lobbyists have taken millions of dollars over the past year from a number of foreign countries to influence elections and affect the outcome of initiatives and legislation. Legislation like the Foreign Agents Registration Act and an Amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 that […]

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FEC has ruled foreign donors can finance U.S. referendum campaigns

November 4, 2021

Take Back Our Republic has learned that the Federal Election Commission has ruled foreign donors can finance U.S. referendum campaigns, potentially opening the floodgates to foreign spending on fights over high-profile policy issues. This ruling by the FEC should be extremely concerning to all Americans no matter what side of the political aisle you’re on. What this provides is another avenue for foreign donors to influence the United States and its domestic policy.  Take Back Our Republic Board member Dr. […]

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Take Back Our Republic Featured in Recent Center for Public Integrity Article

October 19, 2016

“The theme we laid out was we have got to stop foreign money from getting in,” John Pudner, executive director of Take Back Our Republic recently said regarding his meeting with Trump officials on the need for campaign finance reform, You can read the full article Here

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VP Debate Touches on Foreign Money

October 5, 2016

Take Back Our Republic Executive Director John Pudner was on site at Longwood University to watch the Vice Presidential debate with a faculty member. While the debate provided many contentious points that are dominating the headlines, Pudner was pleased with a take away many are foolishly ignoring following Tuesday’s debate: both candidates agree that foreign money is a problem. TBOR has been working relentlessly to support H.R.4177 to close a loophole that has allowed foreign donations to enter the country. […]

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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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Congressmen praise Take Back Our Republic

December 12, 2015

From left to right, John Pudner (Executive Director, Take Back Our Republic), Congressman Paul Gosar (Arizona sponsor of legislation to stop unverified credit card contributions) and Louie Gohmert (Texas co-sponsor) at a press conference on Capitol Hill. Congressman Walter Jones (North Carolina) later joined the others as all three Congressman praised Take Back Our Republic for identifying the issue of unverified credit card contributions,and the potential for foreign money to come in through this loophole.

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White Thanksgiving, skeletons & 13% support for WI bill

November 23, 2015

Five days in the land of President Obama (Chicago) and Governor Walker (Wisconsin) culminated with Thanksgiving week snow and legislative proposals regarding unpopular attempts to hide who is giving millions of dollars (including illegal foreign money) to political campaigns. The timing of the visit was important. At a time when the US faces serious foreign threats, we CANNOT condone or tolerate foreign money influencing our elections. This week a federal bill was drafted to stop the practice started in 2008 […]

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Foreign Money in US Campaigns, Even From Porn Companies?

May 6, 2015

From Breitbart NewsBy John Pudner (Executive Director at Take Back Our Republic) In the past two weeks the German founder of an international porn distribution company was convicted of tax evasion stemming from charges he had not paid taxes on $100 million in profits, while Reuters reported that American authorities declined to investigate $327,000 in political contributions given by his old company to a political referendum in the US. For conservatives the ramifications are scary. Now that the current management […]

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