North Carolina

TBOR Executive Director and President Meet North Carolina Coordinator in Durham

January 28, 2020

Last week TBOR Executive Director John Pudner and President Francis Johnson wrapped up a whirlwind week on the road that started in Washington DC on the 10 year anniversary of the Citizens United ruling, and included a stop at Virginia’s capitol in Richmond, for dinner Thursday night in Durham with North Carolina coordinator Steffon Sharpless. The three met to discuss future plans and potential upcoming projects for the state. Steffon was one of the first coordinators to join TBOR back […]

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AP Story Quotes TBOR Exec Director Regarding Political Bribery Case

September 24, 2019

See the Associated Press story by Emery P. Dalesio (twitter, all stories) including the following quote from the Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic and President of Take Back Action Fund: John Pudner, a former political consultant who worked to elect Republicans in Virginia and Alabama and President George W. Bush in 2000, said if he were advising Walker, he would hold off on further action until Lindberg is either convicted or cleared. If Lindberg were convicted, Walker should […]

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Double-Check Instant Runoff Voting Could be First Step for Several States

August 2, 2019

For many reasons, Take Back Our Republic is a strong supporter of Instant Runoffs (also called Ranked Choice Voting). For states that currently have runoffs,  it can eliminate the need for voters to return to the polls almost two months later for a runoff to save money. For states without runoffs, it encourages more ideas, more civil campaigns, and more representative results because candidates know launching vicious attacks makes it hard to get to 50% + 1. We truly believe […]

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Top News Source for North Carolina Leaders Announces TBOR

May 25, 2018

Every time John Pudner walked in a legislative office this week in North Carolina, the legislators volunteered that they already knew about him and his mention from the Insider. Colin Campbell’s updates. We thank him for letting us post this article and encourage anyone who has any dealings with North Carolina government or politics to subscribe today: Campaign Reform Colin Campbell, THE INSIDER, 5/23/18 A conservative-leaning campaign finance reform group is eyeing North Carolina for legislation that would restrict unverified […]

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Take Back’s John Pudner on the Chad Adams Show

May 23, 2018

Earlier this morning Take Back Our Republic’s Executive Director John Pudner was a featured guest on one of North Carolina’s most popular conservative radio outlets The Chad Adams Show. If you’d like to hear John with Chad about the need for more transparency when it comes to campaign finance and the need for redistricting reform you can click below.

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North Carolina Considers Lobbying Reform

March 31, 2017

North Carolina lawmakers are considering legislation that would double the time, from six months to a year, that a lawmaker would have to be out of office before he or she could register as a lobbyist. What do you think? Let us know ->

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March 9, 2017

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Grove City, Pennsylvania Coordinator Ian Jones Lays Out the Need for Campaign Finance

December 5, 2016

      Why America Needs H.R. 4177   Voters in both parties agree that we need to take our government back from the special interests.   The first step should be the Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act.  All the members of the House Administration Committee – from both parties – already support the bill so strongly that they are cosponsors of it.  Now we just need to get Congress to pass it.   I know, from personal […]

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Take Back Our Republic Announces Southeast Coordinator Team

November 22, 2016

Take Back Our Republic Announces Southeast Regional Coordinator, Advisory Board Members and State Coordinators. Take Back Our Republic is proud to announce the leadership team for the 6-state southeast region, led by Alabama State Senator Trip Pittman. The region stretches from North Carolina to Florida. The remaining 9 regions will be announced later. The announcement came at tonight’s Take Back Our Republic event in Dothan, Alabama. Hosted by State School Board Member Betty Peters, the well-attended gathering was the third […]

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Snow, 86°, 64 Hours, 5463 miles

February 19, 2016

In just 64 hours I covered 4,616 air miles, a 747-mile drive, and speaking in snow then 86° then sunshine outside the White House before joining a night time meeting in Denver. All this to make the point that any union or corporation should disclose millions in political contributions if they are receiving billions in taxpayer money via government contracts. The quick timeline and links: Monday 11 a.m. – White House speech in the snow for those who came despite postponement Washington […]

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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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