Roanoke Times Features TBOR Regarding Final 5 on Eve of GOP Convention

May 7, 2021

Click here for the Roanoke Times Op-Ed which begins: The combination of ranked-choice voting and the VA State GOP convention May 8 may offer a pathway to a “Final 5” election process that revives the giant State Conventions of the 1990s. In the 1990s, three efforts in Virginia turned out 13,000 or more Republican state delegates to choose the Republican party’s statewide nominees. Candidates and their teams visited every County or City GOP Mass Meeting and let the people in […]

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Court Packing and Civics Education Top of Fox News Radio Interviews

April 16, 2021

This morning Fox News Radio Stations across the country interviewed Take Back Our Republic Executive Director John Pudner regarding the proposal to pack the Supreme Court with four additional liberal Supreme Court picks. Pudner discussed the threat, the potential true end game of this effort to change actual Supreme Court cases. He believes the reason proposals like this are made is that Americans are now taught political activism rather than being given a Civics Education.  Without Civics Education, Americans have […]

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IBTimes: Virginia Becomes 22nd State To Support Efforts For Money In Politics Amendment

February 1, 2021

Sunday the IBTimes ran our post regarding Virginia becoming the 22nd state to pass a resolution (HJR599) calling for a 28th Constitutional Amendment to reign in money in politics. In the past five months the IBTimes, or International Business Times, added an 8-person Washington office and doubled its unique monthly visitors to 40 million to pass Bloomberg and practically match the Wall Street Journal. IBTimes summarized the three central points; It’s a positive first step towards allowing people to support […]

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Trump Could Have Blown Out Clinton with Ranked Choice Voting

November 16, 2018

Conservatives reading this Washington Post report on the first instant Ranked-Choice Vote (RVC) resulting in the Democrats picking up an extra Congressional seat in Maine may be surprised to hear a judge appointed by Trump provided the strong decision allowing the process. In upholding the law, the Trump appointee states: “…there is no dispute that the RCV Act, the product of a citizens’ initiative, was motivated by a desire to enable third-party and non-party candidates to participate in the political process, […]

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Take Back’s John Pudner meets with Virginia Senator Chase

May 21, 2018

Monday morning Take Back Executive Director John Pudner met with Senator Amanda Chase, who like John previously worked to elect U.S. Congressman Dave Brat before being elected her self to the Virginia state senate. Pudner thanks Amanda for her leadership role in introducing measures to create greater transparency, reform gerrymandering, and campaign finance reform since being elected. Senator Chase also chairs the transparency caucus which is a bipartisan caucus in the Virginia legislature which has enacted measures such as live […]

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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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Crazy Money Behind Crazy Election in Virginia

December 28, 2017

  AUBURN, AL- A recount followed by a Court decision means that a key race for a legislative seat in Virginia is a tie. A coin flip will decide the winner. The winner will decide control of the House of Delegates.   Though the story reads like that of an over-the-top political comedy, the reality is a stark reminder of the power of the few and the ability to influence our republic with overwhelming money.   Virginia, one of the […]

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Liberals Embrace Big Money Post-Virginia

November 22, 2017

  AUBURN, AL- In what was a very dark Election Day for many conservatives in Virginia, there may be a ray of sunshine emerging: liberals may be on the verge of making the gross mistake of ceding the campaign finance issue to conservatives. An opinion piece in The Washington Post cites Virginia’s loose campaign laws- which allow unlimited contributions to candidates- as the driving force behind the dramatic and radical shift leftward in the state. The foremost example citing is […]

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Prediction of VA Legislative Stunner Followed Day With WI Gov, LG & Packers

November 6, 2017

GREEN BAY & RICHMOND, VA – Just over an hour after the polls closed in Virginia Tuesday night, Take Back Our Republic Executive Director John Pudner posted the shocking prediction that Virginia Democrats might take over the State House despite starting the night outnumbered 67-33. That 8:22 p.m. ET Facebook Post could prove correct pending a couple of recounts, and was posted at the end of Pudner’s 24-hour blitz to take the same reform message from his Fox News appearance to conservatives in two […]

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Take Back Praised in Fox News Piece

October 5, 2017

One of the largest and most effective millennial groups today sounded praise for TBOR in a Fox News piece: “Take Back Our Republic, a conservative group led by Virginia Republican Congressman Dave Brat’s former campaign manager, has advocated campaign finance reform including tax credits and deductions that empower small-donor contributions.” To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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