Take Back ED Quoted in Real Clear Politics

March 29, 2019

A recurring pay-to-play racket is what concerns John Pudner, executive director of the conservative-leaning campaign finance group Take Back Our Republic. He doesn’t worry about seeing the Lincoln Bedroom turned into an Airbnb. He is more concerned with wealthy donors pulling strings to reduce regulations.  That, he told RCP, is a corrupt return on investment, “an exchange of 20 to one. To read the article in its entirety click here.

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Schweizer Highlights McConnell-Chao Enrichment Efforts Part 2

March 27, 2018

AUBURN, AL- After highlighting Peter Schweizer’s commentary on Mitch McConnell and his wife, Elaine Chao, last week, a major political commentator is offering his insights. The original piece we covered can be found here: https://nypost.com/2018/03/17/how-mcconnell-and-chao-used-political-power-to-make-their-family-rich/amp/?__twitter_impression=true. Now, Erick Erickson is telling his tale of how power was used to keep him off Fox News. The conservative thought leader who now runs The Resurgent says that Roger Ailes conveyed to him back in 2014 that his support of Matt Bevin in a […]

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North Dakotan’s file anti-corruption amendment

January 31, 2018

“We’ve worked with North Dakotans from across the political spectrum on this amendment to hold public officials accountable and reduce corruption in government,” said Ellen Chaffee, Democrat co-chair of North Dakotans for Public Integrity. “The political system is broken, so this amendment is needed to ensure that government and politicians put the people of North Dakota first.” To read the article in its entirety click here

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The Business Case for Campaign Finance Reform

September 19, 2017

“With everything else on your desk right now, why care about campaign finance reform?” “Because it’s not just about “campaign finance.”  It’s about the future workability of our democracy.   Special interest money in politics completely distorts not just our system of government – but also our economy and, increasingly, our culture and sense of community. ‘Dark’ money skews the ability of small and mid-sized companies to have their voices heard.” To read John’s Op-Ed in its entirety click here

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Take Back John Pudner on Politics and Moore – July 1st

July 14, 2017
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At Harvard: Pudner Cites HSUS as Example of Why Conservatives Should Join Fight on Big Money Politics

April 3, 2016

With the Final Four this weekend, we kept the college spirit with TBOR Executive Director John Pudner joining Board Member Dr. Richard Painter at Painter’s alma mater Harvard for comments on campaign finance reform. While Laura MacLeery of the Brennan Center and Max Stahl of Democracy Matters made the progressive case regarding big money from industry and private prisons affecting policy and implementation of regulations, we appreciate having the opportunity to point out to Harvard Law students the reasons conservatives should also be concerned […]

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Take Back Goes to Washington

August 3, 2015

Takes Back Goes to Washington by: Beatrice Torralba After 7 months in operation, Take Back Our Republic has quickly formed from an idea from Executive Director, John Pudner, to an impressionable organization recognized for its research and policy advocacy. In establishing the organization, we spent the first months of conception by organizing state coordinators and reaching out to local media. We finally decided to take our advocacy to the next level. Bringing our poll findings and ideas to Capitol Hill, […]

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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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