Scam Pac Operators Raided by FBI

May 17, 2017

Scam PAC Operators Raided by FBI By TBOR Staff   AUBURN, AL- Political consultants make for an easy punching bag. They make big money, but the connections to insiders and a perceived preference of financial gain over principles make the industry one of the nation’s most hated. There is a segment of the industry, however, that has become even more reviled- those that use their political connections to operate fraudulent PACs. While what a candidate chooses to pay a consultant […]

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Taxes and Political Contributions

March 14, 2017

Wouldn’t you like to direct more of your tax dollars and be able to use them to help elect candidates for public office who would well … be better stewards of your tax dollars?  We believe that you should be able to take a tax credit for small contributions to candidates for Federal (and state) office.  This would encourage more people to become involved in the political process and at the same time remind candidates that the source of their […]

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March 9, 2017

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National Director and Board Chairman meet in Virginia

November 7, 2016

Take Back Our Republic National Director Diane Cullo and Mark Mckinnon, who is the Co-founder of Showtimes “The Circus” and board chairman of TBOR met last night in Leesburg, Virginia to discuss TBOR’s plans to wrap up the year. 

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BREAKING: Speaker Hubbard Found Guilty

June 11, 2016

AUBURN, AL – Late Friday night word came from the courthouse seven miles from our campaign finance reform headquarters that a jury convicted Speaker Mike Hubbard on 12 felony ethics violations, each carrying up to 20 years in prison. (see Over the 30 years I spent running political campaigns before starting Take Back Our Republic, my path intersected that of Speaker Hubbard many times.  But the most memorable was the night I announced Dave Brat’s upset of Eric […]

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Meet the New Boss …

May 25, 2016

Kudos to Gabrielle Bluestone for her “Meet the New Boss” tagline from The Who song “Won’t Get Fooled Again” in this story.  The line is in reference to the investigation of the current Virginia Democratic Governor being investigated while the most recent Republican Governor waits to hear if the US Supreme Court will overturn his conviction. The Who’s line in “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” concluded, “Meet the new boss …. same as the old boss.” Peter Schweizer, who also serves on […]

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Brat Reunion Re: Tax Credit; Virginia Meetings

April 30, 2016

En route to the first meeting of an expanded Board of Directors in Washington DC, our team met with key people in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Haleigh Herring, who coordinates our fundraising and scheduling, met with Advisory Board Member Curtis Colgate (photo left, Advisory Board announcement here). John Pudner had a great reunion with two people who were key to Take Back’s proposal to bring back the Reagan-era tax credit. In speeches, Pudner tells the story of the first big […]

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Snow, 86°, 64 Hours, 5463 miles

February 19, 2016

In just 64 hours I covered 4,616 air miles, a 747-mile drive, and speaking in snow then 86° then sunshine outside the White House before joining a night time meeting in Denver. All this to make the point that any union or corporation should disclose millions in political contributions if they are receiving billions in taxpayer money via government contracts. The quick timeline and links: Monday 11 a.m. – White House speech in the snow for those who came despite postponement Washington […]

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Cullo Coordinates Conservative Virginia Campaign Finance Nonprofit

March 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Auburn, AL (March, 2015) _ Diane Cullo of Alexandria is Coordinating the Virginia Chapter of Take Back Our Republic. _Since I first worked with (Executive Director) John Pudner on Ollie North_s campaign in 1994, John has started dozens of political careers since we first worked together for Ollie North in 1994,_ said Cullo, who was Executive Director for the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities under George W. Bush and was Public Affairs Director […]

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Can Republicans show they’re against Big Money, too?

February 23, 2015

February 23rd, 2015 By Chris Kromm – Southern Studies Last month, a group of operatives launched Take Back Our Republic, a nonprofit that promotes “conservative solutions to problems with the campaign finance system.” The group was founded by John Pudner, a political consultant based in Alabama most recently known for advising the maverick campaign of David Bratt, who unseated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia’s 2014 Republican primary. Read the full article here or read about TBOR’s NC Coalition […]

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