Take Back in Missouri for Flag Day

June 14, 2018

Our Executive Director John Pudner spent Flag Day with supporters in Springfield Missouri. Special thanks to Dr. Scott Magill and his staff for sharing the video below with us.

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Missourians Say “Good Riddance” to Eric Greitens

May 31, 2018

  AUBURN, AL- Eric Greitens road an anti-Establishment wave to the Governor’s Mansion in Missouri. A political outsider, he came out of nowhere to become the “Show-Me” state’s chief executive, and many saw him as a rising star. Not so much. It didn’t take long for Greitens’ true colors to be revealed as he set up dark money organizations, funneled campaign money around, and had an operation that resembled a permanent campaign to promote himself as opposed to a policy […]

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Take Back Coordinator Featured In Missouri Times

June 9, 2017

Jacob Scott has been a familiar face in the Missouri Capitol since 2014, as he has become one of the top young staffers on the Senate side of the building. …Outside of his work in the government, Scott still finds time for politics. He volunteers for a nonprofit called Take Back Our Republic, a group whose stated purpose is to change campaign financing to give more power to individuals rather than corporations and labor unions. He serves as a regional […]

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The Battle Continues in Missouri: Part 2

June 1, 2017

One of the key players we have been following in the Missouri battle over reform issues is Sen. Rob Schaaf (R- St. Joseph). This week, Schaaf released an op-ed attacking the failed bill that supposedly banned lobbyist gifts. The entire article can be read HERE. In short, Schaaf points out that the supposed “ban” would still allow for unlimited gifts so long as all members of a given chamber were invited to an event that the lobbyists were present. Moreover, […]

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The Battle Continues in Missouri: Part 1

May 30, 2017

We have been closely following the ongoing dialogue in Missouri, a state where Take Back Our Republic has capitalized on the interest in reform to take multiple trips to organize for reform. In the Show Me State, there has been an ongoing battle between a coalition of Republican and Democrat lawmakers and the governor, who is hoping to use his 501c4, A New Missouri, Inc., to push for his agenda. Governor Greitens, elected in November and showing the potential of […]

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Campaign Finance Limits Stay in Missouri

May 8, 2017

Campaign Finance Limits Stay in Missouri By TBOR Staff   AUBURN, AL- Missouri, a state at the forefront of the campaign finance and ethics debate, will keep donation limits set by the voters in the November 2016 election. Voters overwhelmingly backed a measure that set a maximum campaign contribution of $2,600 to individual candidates and $25,000 to party committees. That measure was backed by bold reform advocate Fred Sauer, a Republican businessman from the state. Special interests, however, brought the […]

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A Battle is Brewing in Missouri

April 26, 2017

A showdown is occurring in Missouri between the governor and many in the legislature. Once the state passes its budget, meaningful reforms could be discussed. At the center of the debate is dark money disclosure and how a new 501c4 designed to support Governor Greitens, A New Missouri Inc., is operating. The well-funded group has even taken to launching attack ads that include the personal cell-phone numbers of the legislators it views as opponents. Senior advisors to the group and […]

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Ethics reform in three acts, a Missouri tragedy

April 26, 2017

Early this month, John Pudner and Dan Krassner were back in Missouri. They’re part of the national coalition that is pushing serious anti-corruption measures state by state. Krassner is the political director for Represent.Us, a bipartisan group targeting political corruption. Pudner is the founder of Take Back Our Republic, a conservative group targeting the same issues. Their coalition now includes Patriotic Millionaires and other groups. Together, they helped South Dakota voters pass a comprehensive anti-corruption measure last November, around the same time […]

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Pudner Urges Transparency in Missouri

April 15, 2017

John Pudner, executive director of the conservative campaign finance watchdog Take Back Our Republic, said the key to rooting out corruption is transparency. “Disclosure is our top priority,” Pudner said. “When things are done in secret, they increase the risk of corruption.” Politicians need to get the message, Pudner said, that voters want the system fixed. “They’ll either get the message,” he said, “or else their constituents will take it out on them on election day.” Read more from The […]

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March 9, 2017

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