Pudner Talks Senate Races and Campaign Finance in NewsMax

November 19, 2018

One of the few issues that could unite people across the Rural vs. Urban and Coasts vs. Middle America chasm is money-in-politics reform, where we helped achieve a great referendum victory for campaign finance reform and an ethics board in North Dakota the same day the state also handed the GOP their most lopsided Senate flip. Silver’s accuracy should also cause conservatives to question some of the leaders’ opposition to any rules on money in politics. Silver’s calculations indicate that […]

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Montana Senate Debate Focuses on Money in Politics

October 1, 2018

Saturday’s Montana PBS US Senate Debate started with the topic of the day, the Kavanaugh nomination, but ended up focusing on money in politics in a state that could decide the Senate majority. By the time the “Dark Money” segment of the debate started at the 46:41 mark moderators John Twiggs and Anna Rau noted the topic already became a focus before the topic was officially raised. Take Back Our Republic does not support or oppose candidates, but we believe […]

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Transparency Victory on Capitol Hill

September 25, 2018

Executive Director John Pudner is on Capitol Hill after a great victory for transparency, and in support of HR1341 to cut off foreign infiltration in our elections through massive unverified credit card contributions. He is pictured above Tuesday morning with Kevin Kosar of RStreet, one of our fasted growing allies, at a forum on the separation of powers and need for Congress to act to represent people rather than defer to judicial activism and executive orders. Pudner commented two weeks […]

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Senate candidates will finally E-file campaign finance reports

September 21, 2018

U.S. Senate candidates will begin electronically filing their campaign finance reports in October thanks to a provision contained in an appropriations bill signed into law today by President Donald Trump. The provision — supported by a bipartisan majority of sitting senators and broad coalition of more than 20 advocacy organizations led by Issue One — was first introduced in the Senate in 2003. Montana Senators Jon Tester (D) and Steve Daines (R) championed this policy change this Congress, including throughout the appropriations process. “Today […]

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Payments Stopped for Phony Committee Chairs

April 9, 2018

AUBURN, AL- Like other states, New York compensates its legislative committee chairs more than other members. That’s fine… provided those receiving the additional compensation actually are committee chairmen. One would think that such a clear distinction would lead allow for little obfuscation, but 5 New York senators attempted to leverage their unpaid position as vice chairs to chairman level compensation. Until the comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli, stepped in to put a stop to the claim. Despite the fact that the […]

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Issue One: Spending in Alabama Senate Race Tops $40 Million

December 13, 2017

Issue One on spending in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race: $42.7 million is the combined amount that all candidates and political groups have invested so far in the special U.S. election in Alabama, including the earlier primary and primary runoff phases of the election. With spending continuing through Tuesday, that figure could rise even higher. To read Issue One’s full analysis, click HERE.

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