TBOR Executive Director Discusses Speakers Arrest and Need to Ban Dark Money in Columbus Dispatch

July 31, 2020

The problem with funneling tens of millions through secret channels in the past decade is that, in the short term, it lets the politicians have their cake and eat it, too. As they line at least their allies’ campaign coffers or in some cases even their own pockets with secret money that no one knows about, nothing will stop unless they get arrested on bribery charges. The best-case scenario is an official gets arrested and everyone they know sees it […]

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Fox Newscast in Battleground Ohio Features TBOR ED before Democratic Debate

September 13, 2019

The Fox (Channel 28) featured TBOR Executive Director John Pudner in their evening news cast leading into Thursday’s Democratic Presidential debate. After getting Pudner’s perspective on the current Presidential race, reporter Ben Garbarek asked Pudner to to recount the important of Ohio when he ran coalition efforts for George W. Bush in 2000. Pudner responded by saying, “Even after (the Bush 2000 campaign), the campaign guys all said, ‘look, we basically need to figure out a way to move the […]

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Take Back Our Republic Makes Stops In 4 States

March 11, 2019

Take Back Our Republic meets with legislators and other opinion leaders in a third Capitol in as many weeks – this time in Harrisburg PA. Time was also spent in Austin, Texas, and Columbus, OH along with a brief non-capitol stop in Charleston, South Carolina to pay respects and attend the funeral of longtime strategist Pat Caddell. TBOR does not have legislation in any of the four states but is working to provide information to legislators and in particular, learn […]

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Ohio Considering Raising Standard to Approve Constitutional Amendments

December 13, 2018

Legislators in Ohio are considering changes to how the Buckeye State approves constitutional amendments. With reform measures increasingly gaining traction at the ballot box, this movement is certainly worth watching. Most notably, the bill would raise the needed vote to approve a constitutional amendment to 60%, joining Illinois and Florida at that threshold. New Hampshire requires a 2/3s majority vote. Proponents of this change would cite the difficulty in amending the U.S. Constitution and argue that state constitutions should be […]

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John Pudner Key Note Speaker at Wooster Rotary

November 29, 2018

This past Monday Executive Director John Pudner had the opportunity to speak to a large crowd at the monthly Wooster, Ohio Rotary Club meeting. To listen to John’s speech in its entirety click HERE.    

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3rd Election the Charm! Ohioans Vote 1,158,492 to 389,731 to End Gerrymandering

May 9, 2018

COLUMBUS, OH – During the year Ohio voted to re-elect President Obama by a 51% to 48% margin, voters rejected redistricting reform for the second time. After shifting 11-points more “red” to support President Trump by a 51% to 43% margin, voters also reversed on redistricting reform tonight for an incredible 74% to 26% margin voting YES on Issue One with all but a few provisional ballots and precincts outstanding.   The victory room spoke for itself as the Take Back Our […]

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8 Days to Stop ACLU & Gerrymandering Debacle Starting in Ohio

April 30, 2018

8 DAYS LEFT! Email justinh@takeback.org or call 334.329.7258 to counter the ACLU’s efforts to block gerrymandering reform. If the ACLU is successful in Ohio, prepare for nasty multi-million campaigns to elect extreme Supreme Court judges to take over redistricting state-by-state. See our Facebook post on the phoning or mailing efforts you can join today. We left the Cincinnati Archdiocese with a copy of the pro-Issue One bulletin insert going to all churches in the state urging a YES vote for […]

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Take Back Our Republic Coordinator Encourages Ohio Congressman to Support H.R. 1341

August 31, 2017

Take Back Our Republic and its citizen advocates are everywhere. On Wednesday, at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast, one of our coordinators shared information about H.R. 1341 with Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH 14th District). The bill, sponsored by Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ 4th District), is inspired by Take Back Our Republic’s idea to close the credit card loophole that opens the door for foreign individuals and entities to affect our elections. This pivotal legislation was brought to the attention of […]

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Shelly Sponholz KY, OH, PA, WV

March 9, 2017

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Voters reject big money in ME, OH, KY, WA & CA

November 4, 2015

In the wake of last night’s big election wins for people concerned about money in politics, I hope you will tune intoNew Hampshire’s only statewide call-in radio shownext Tuesday (November 10) from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. where I will be a guest. Also, I will address last night’s election results tomorrow at the Georgia Tea Party meeting in the business office of one of the largest churches in Georgia. Last night’s election results against the undue influence of big […]

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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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