Francis Johnson

West Virginia Field Team Meets With Veterans

July 30, 2021

Last week our Board President Francis Johnson joined our field team and visited the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 410, located in Belington, WV. We spoke to a group of twenty to twenty-five veterans about the work that we are doing to help our veterans, active duty service members, and their families throughout the state of West Virginia. Throughout the summer we have been meeting with veterans groups throughout the state to mobilize in assisting the current active duty service […]

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$68m China>UPenn, $911k UPenn>Biden

July 15, 2021

RealClearPolitics and Newsweek coverage of TBOR’s efforts to disclose potential pay-for-play politics follow the iconic “Follow the Money” line uttered by Hal Holbrook (playing Deep Throat) to Robert Redford (playing reporter Carl Bernstein) in the Watergate movie (All The President’s Men). We now know the money in this story included: $68 million from China to UPenn (President Amy Gutmann, Trustee Chair David Cohen) $4 million salary to Gutmann, and  $911,000 Professor Salary to Joe Biden, who never taught a UPenn […]

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TBOR President Francis Johnson Joins Fox&Friends

November 30, 2020

Recently TBOR President Francis Johnson joined the hosts of Fox&Friends to discuss the 5,000 Alabama students that have not shown up for virtual classes since Covid-19 cases began to spike again. Click below to watch Francis’s interview.

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The largest TV station in Alabama’s Capital City interviewed Take Back Our Republic President Francis Johnson regarding a November 3 ballot initiative.

October 22, 2020

Take Back Our Republic, and its sister organization Take Back Action Fund, both oppose the measure as stated in the news clip from Johnson, whose family ties in the area predate him serving as President of the Alabama-based organization, with military ancestors including his uncle, a Tuskegee Airman. “I think it was rushed through because of the COVID situation. They did the minimal amount of public input,” Johnson told WSFA (Channel 12 in Montgomery). Politicians seeking to more than double […]

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TBOR Update on Covid-19

March 24, 2020

Dear TBOR Supporters: We are open and still working at our objectives, however, the safety and health of our staff and their families are of the utmost importance. We are following all CDC guidelines to make sure we can be helpful with slowing down the progress of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These are the steps that we have taken to do our part to prevent community spread. We have allowed each staff member based in Auburn to work remotely Curtailed any […]

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Take Back Our Republic President and Coordinator Talk 28th Amendment in DC

May 23, 2019

Yesterday on Capitol Hill Take Back Our Republic Board President Francis Johnson, along with New England Regional Chair Jim Rubens spoke to a bipartisan group of legislators about the need for a 28th Amendment. “We need to get dark money out of politics. It stifles free speech” said Board President Francis Johnson during the briefing. Johnson and Rubens were also joined by members of American Promise, a partner organization, focused on the 28th Amendment. Special thanks to all who attended […]

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Poll Results Announced: Intense Support for 3 Reform Issues

June 23, 2018

For Release Saturday, June 23 Noon ET, 11 a.m. CT Contact:    404.606.3163 Poll Results Announced: Intense Support for 3 Reform Issues Bismarck, ND – Pollsters featured by measure intense nationwide support for three reform measures – the “Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act,” a 28th Constitutional Amendment in response to Citizens United, and an Article V Convention. “After three decades of statistical analysis of election trends, I was stunned to see such far-reaching proposals emerge as the strongest […]

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Take Back Our Republic Board Elects Three New Members; Johnson As President

February 9, 2018

The Take Back Our Republic Board of Directors met in New Orleans February 3, and elected Francis Johnson to a full year term as President, and elected three new members to their first full-year terms. Johnson splits time between Washington DC and San Diego, California, and his bio and those of other returning Board Members can be seen by clicking here, except for the separate bios of original Board Members Dr. Richard Painter and Mark McKinnon. Francis Johnson: President The […]

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Take Back Swings Through San Diego

May 12, 2017

Take Back Our Republic Board Member Francis Johnson, right, took Executive Director John Pudner through an impressive array of leaders in San Diego Thursday. Meetings included Republicans attending an RNC meeting, the offices of Members of the Democratic Delegation (Rep. Susan Davis and Scott Peters) and the operation of the Independent Voter Project. Next week Pudner moves to Northern California for meetings set up by Western Developmental Director Doug Nickle.

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Francis Johnson President

March 9, 2017

Francis Johnson is a founding partner of Communications Resources LLC, a public affairs, public relations and political consultancy specializing in government and media relations, corporate communications and crisis communications initiatives, developed policy issues for political candidates, and grassroots engagement efforts. He has worked at all levels in national political campaigns, serving various positions in the McCain/Palin 2008, Bush/Cheney 2000­2004 and Bush/Quayle ‘92. He also served on the gubernatorial campaigns of Gilmore for Governor ‘97, and the Williams for Governor ‘93 […]

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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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