OpEd: Fix it, America

January 14, 2018

Take Back Executive Director John Pudner penned the following OpEd on money in politics for the Concord Monitor: Two years ago, I was sludging through New Hampshire snow drifts, just before the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. As I talked with Granite State voters, I kept hearing the same thing: everyone was concerned about the influence of “Big Money” campaign donors. Once the primary results were in, it was clear that “Money In Politics” was a deciding issue for voters. The two […]

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USA Today Quotes TBOR on Revolving Door

December 22, 2016

In 2008, a USA TODAY analysis found six top fundraisers among the 15 people that incoming President-elect Barack Obama had named to his transition shortly after the election. The current Commerce secretary, billionaire businesswoman Penny Pritzker, was a top Obama campaign fundraiser. John Pudner, a Republican campaign-finance activist, said it’s natural that donors who stepped up to support Trump developed relationships with him. Pudner said he’s “not as concerned” about the wealthy contributors entering the administration, as he is about […]

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In the wake of the most expensive presidential election in US history

November 8, 2016

Conservative Campaign Finance Reform Group calls on Elected Officials “to Come Together and Fix the System” Contact John Pudner, Executive Director at 334-329-7258 November 8, 2016 (Auburn, AL) – In the wake of the most expensive presidential election in US history, Take Back Our Republic, the only conservative organization leading efforts in campaign finance reform, calls on Congress and the President to take immediate, bipartisan action to help restore voters’ confidence in the political process. “There are a lot of […]

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Republicans, Democrats urge Obama to sign transparency order

March 15, 2016

“What makes this broken process so troubling is that in 2013 alone, the U.S. government spent roughly $460 billion on federal contracts with $177 billion going to just 25 companies. And all of those taxpayer dollars were handed out to contractors who have the ability to quietly funnel money to politicians and political parties without having to tell a soul about their contributions.” Take Back ED John Pudner was recently quoted in The Salem News article. Read the story in […]

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Fox News Op-Ed by TBOR Executive Director, John Pudner

February 3, 2015

A common sense, conservative approach to campaign finance reform By John PudnerPublished February 02, 2015 | FoxNews.com President Obama recently warned Americans about the perils of _dark money_ in election politics, saying it _pulls us into the gutter_ as a nation. Unfortunately, he offered no real solutions to remedy this problem. So, I have a few suggestions for him and it begins with allowing common sense to enter the debate over campaign finance reform in America. As conservatives, we believe […]

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Newsmax: Take Back Our Republic – Fighting to Restore Grass Roots to Politics

January 20, 2015

January 20th, 2015 By: John Gizzi – Newsmax As the 114th Congress opens, both the Obama administration and Democratic members of Congress are poised to craft legislation to restore some of the limits on independent campaign spending allowed by the Supreme Court_s Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions. Read more. Other headlines: US News: Republicans for the (Regular) People – A new group aims to back campaign finance reform from the right The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Conservative Nonprofit Takes Up Mantle […]

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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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