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TBOR Board Member Sarah Hunt Pens Redistricting Op-Ed in the Boston Globe

March 1, 2021

Redistricting, the true battle for American political power, is about to begin. State legislators and governors who were elected in the 2020 election also won control over the influential process of drawing new state legislative and congressional maps. The consequences of these maps will define the state of political play until 2031. Citizens should demand …

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RealClearPolitics Follow-up on Dark Money Story with TBOR ED

February 12, 2021

Susan Crabtree of RealClearPolitics, which previously featured TBOR Executive Director John Pudner, ran this follow-up story regarding if officials will be willing to put limits on dark money now that Democrats are in charge and dominating dark money in the 2020 elections and Georgia Senate runoffs. The interview with Pudner a year ago in the …

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TBOR ED Quoted in The Hill Regarding Trump Impeachment Trial

February 8, 2021

Forty-five out of 50 Senate Republicans have already voted to advance a motion to dismiss the trial on the grounds that it is unconstitutional, making it extremely unlikely that 17 Republicans will join Democrats this week to convict. “If the Senate had been able to vote on this in early January, there may have been …

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TBOR ED’s Comments on Pelosi Stock Buy featured in BizPacReview

February 4, 2021

A watchdog group is pointing to a stock purchase last month made by Paul Pelosi, a multimillion-dollar venture capitalist who reportedly purchased up to $1 million worth of stocks in Tesla when the price of the company’s stock was about $640 a share. Late last week, the stock’s price had risen nearly $200 a share, …

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TBOR Featured in Prime Mover Magazine Regarding Pelosi Stock Buys

February 3, 2021

“However, eyebrows were raised after it was reported that the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi negotiated a potentially very profitable Tesla stock deal shortly before the Biden administration released plans to make the federal automobile fleet fully electric. Tesla manufactures a suite of electric cars and is also developing a range of electric trucks. …

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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 …

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TBOR ED Quoted in Multiple Outlets Regarding Nancy Pelosi Stock Buys and Ethics Questions

January 29, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is under fire for a stock purchase in Tesla that came only weeks before President Joe Biden proclaimed his intention of making the federal vehicle fleet totally electric. “It’s corrupt and unacceptable for members of Congress, particularly the speaker, to trade stocks in companies affected by their votes in Congress,” said …

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TBOR Executive Director Quoted in The Hill Regarding New Presidential Polling

The Hill quoted TBOR’s Executive Director John Pudner, though the interview was conducted before news of the President and First Lady testing positive for COVID, everyone at TBOR wish’s them both a speedy recovery. “It’s concerning,” said John Pudner, a veteran Republican campaign operative who now runs the nonpartisan group Take Back Our Republic. “I think …

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TBOR ED featured in The Western Journal

The last time Take Back Our Republic appeared in the Western Journal, the media outlet’s audience had just passed the Drudge Report and USA Today in Alexa Ratings. We appreciate them running our latest Op-Ed: Confirming a Supreme Court Nominee Is the Democratic Thing To Do – No Matter What. To read the entire piece, …

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Executive Director Quoted in The Daily News

Executive Director John Pudner spoke with the Daily News earlier this week regarding Senator Romney’s support to vote on the new Supreme Court nominee. Pudner was quoted as saying “It’s policy versus personality for him,” To read the rest of John’s quotes and the article in its entirety click here

TBOR ED Discusses Supreme Court and Addition of Justices on Sinclair Network

Earlier this week TBOR’s John Pudner discussed the Supreme Court vacancy and the potential for the addition of more justices on the Sinclair Network. Below you can read an excerpt from the story. John Pudner, the president of the non-profit Take Back Action Fund and former adviser to Romney in 2008 and aide to former …

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Join the 2020 Wolf-PAC Warrior Workshop!

Our friends at Wolf-PAC are hosting a three-day virtual conference this weekend and Take Back Our Republic is going to be part of it! The event will kick off Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 pm ET, and run throughout the weekend.  Get your $10 ticket here Here are some events you won’t want to miss: …

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Executive Director John Pudner Quoted in Politico on Supreme Court Vacancy

Yesterday TBOR Executive Director John Pudner discussed the Supreme Court vacancy in Politico, below is an excerpt from John’s comments. “It helps Republicans for one reason — they were losing,” said John Pudner, a Trump supporter who worked for Republican presidential nominees Mitt Romney in 2012 and George W. Bush in 2000 and now leads …

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TBAF President Discusses ActBlue on Fox and Friends

Earlier this morning John Pudner joined Fox and Friends to discuss the untraceable donations made through ActBlue discovered by sister organization Take Back Action Fund’s research.

TBOR Executive Director John Pudner on Fox Montana

TBOR’s John Pudner was a guest of Fox Montana anchor Stella Sun. To watch the interview click below.

Executive Director Meets with Montana Coordinator Over the Weekend

This past Saturday Executive Director John Pudner made a stop in Montana on his way to Missoula to meet with Coordinator Mary Finnegan. Finnegan who previously served as a TBOR state coordinator in Wisconsin recently relocated to the Treasure state. John and Marty discussed building the Montana state chapter as well as the Fox News …

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Sister Organization Take Back Action Fund: Data shows that half of 2019 donations to ActBlue came from untraceable ‘unemployed’ donors

If you missed the following stories yesterday, please click on this report on Fox News or this story in FoxNews.com detailing the findings of Take Back Action Fund regarding Act Blue. As these stories detail, more than 4.7 million donations totaling more than $346 million passed through Act Blue to liberal causes and candidates this …

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TBOR Sr. Advisor and Data Guru Appears on Fox Business

Matt Braynard, TBOR’s Senior Advisor and data guru, appeared on Fox Business Morning with Maria. Matt and Executive Director John Pudner first worked together during Bush-Cheney 2000 when Pudner ran faith-based coalition efforts in 16 states and Braynard was one of the data gurus behind a massive upgrade that enhanced Republican turnout.

North Carolina Coordinator Jacob Argue featured in The Globe Post

TBOR’s newest North Carolina coordinator Jacob Argue discusses age discrimination with Mail-in voting in certain states in his recent piece in The Globe Post. “Our Constitution demands equal treatment under the law. Age cannot be a factor used to promote one group of voters over another for political advantage. In the coming months, it is …

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TBOR Executive Director Quoted in Reuters Article on Election Integrity

Another group in talks with Issue One is Take Back Our Republic, a non-partisan organization that aims to deliver conservative solutions for political reform. Its executive director, John Pudner, said there is also concern on the right that Democrats will claim the election was stolen if Trump wins. To read the article in it’s entirety …

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Take Back Our Republic Announces Allen Shepherd of Shepherd’s Processed Eggs and muscleegg; as group’s Utah Agricultural Coordinator

Salt Lake City, Utah — Today, the only national conservative money in politics organization, Take Back Our Republic (TBOR), named Allen Shepherd, Spanish Fork, as Utah Agricultural Coordinator, to be one of the leaders of the organization’s statewide efforts. “It’s an honor for me on my family’s behalf to join Takeback.org; Shepherd Eggs is an …

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TBOR Executive Director Discusses Trump Reviving 2016 Playbook in The Hill

“I think he’s trying to stay on the same playbook, but it’s a little different,” said John Pudner, who worked on campaigns for former Rep. Dave Brat (Va.) and other Republicans. “The problem is it is easier to run as the outsider when you’re not the president,” said Pudner, now the executive director of Take Back …

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Take Back Our Republic Announces Jacob Argue as North Carolina Coordinator for the Triangle Region

Today, the only national conservative money in politics organization, Take Back Our Republic (TBOR), named Jacob Argue as the North Carolina Coordinator for the Triangle Region, which includes Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, to be one of the leaders for the organization’s statewide efforts. Jacob is currently a Master of Public Policy student at Duke’s …

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Executive Director John Pudner featured in Colorado Gazette

I was talking about this with John Pudner, who leads Take Back Our Republic, known as TakeBack.org. John was a Romney 2008 adviser and a Bush 2000 aide, who’s worked a bit in the West over his 30-year career. “I think Republicans have to look at this and ask, ‘Are we advocating for rules that are helping …

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TBOR California Coordinator featured in American Thinker

The whole purpose behind representation is to ensure that elected officials are beholden to their voters. But the source of their campaign funds force these officials to court the interests of a select few, the wealthiest of their donors, the neo-nobility of America. Dark money, secret political spending funneled through groups like LLCs to avoid …

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Take Back Our Republic Announces Jason Fike as Bay Area California Coordinator

Today, the only national conservative money in politics organization, Take Back Our Republic (TBOR), named Jason Fike as a California Coordinator to be one of the leaders of the organization’s statewide efforts.  “I’m eager to get to work to help promote campaign finance and democracy reform solutions in California and across the nation,” said Jason. …

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Ensuring West Virginians Have Options in Voting

“Remote voting technologies like that outlined by Safe Vote West Virginia for instance, are a good way for West Virginians to vote using a secure blockchain-based platform from overseas or sitting at home without exposing themselves or others to COVID-19. This is really beneficial to military members stationed abroad or the disabled.” “Mail can take …

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Take Back Our Republic Announces Matt Steiger as Huntsville Alabama Coordinator

Today, the only national conservative money in politics organization, Take Back Our Republic (TBOR), named Matt Steiger as Huntsville Alabama Coordinator to be one of the leaders of the organization’s statewide efforts.  “My decision to get involved with TBOR as a Coordinator is a reflection of both the critical state American political finance is in, …

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TBOR ED Quoted in Newsweek After Launching Western Office in Salt Lake City

Newsweek asked TBOR Executive Director, a former political consultant, about the fact that Vice President Pence was launching a Latter-day Saints group the same summer TBOR’s efforts were focused in the one majority LDS state, Utah. “It’s the one swing state where that vote will matter,” John Pudner, a Salt Lake City–based political consultant who …

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Executive Director John Pudner Guest on Wake Up Wyoming

Earlier this morning TBOR Executive Director John Pudner was a guest on Wake Up Wyoming where he talked mail-in voting and the upcoming election. You can listen to the interview below. Wake Up Wyoming August 11th, 2020

TBOR Coordinator Talks Block-Chain Voting in IBTimes

“As the November elections loom less than 100 days away, the latest Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll finds that 60 percent of voters support a mail-in option, but at the same time, Seventy-eight percent of voters in the poll said they’re at least a little bit concerned about voter tampering. Which poses the question, does technology provide better solutions …

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Take Back Our Republic Announces Taylor Gottbetter as California Coordinator

Today, the only national conservative money in politics organization, Take Back Our Republic (TBOR), named Taylor Gottbetter as a California Coordinator to be one of the leaders of the organization’s statewide efforts.  “I think one of my favorite quotes sums up my excitement about working with TBOR.” said Taylor “The secret to getting ahead is …

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

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 …

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The Conservative Case to Get Money Out with American Promise

Last night Executive Director John Pudner participated in a webinar hosted by our partner organization American Promise. John was joined by TBOR Northeast Regional Coordinator Jim Rubens along with a number of other conservatives from across the nation to discuss big money and how it affects our political system. You can watch the webinar in …

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Take Back Our Republic Announces William Terry as Alabama Coordinator

Today, the only national conservative money in politics organization, Take Back Our Republic (TBOR),named William Terry as an Alabama Coordinator to be one of the leaders of the organization’s statewide efforts.  “As a first year law student at the University of Alabama, I’m eager to network with my fellow pupils for the sake of a …

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Executive Director John Pudner on GA Absentee Ballot Issues

“The vast majority of election day and now absentee ballot application problems in Georgia continue to be in Democratically controlled Fulton County. Liberal reform groups can’t continue to blame Republicans running the state for the decisions made by Democratic election officials in Fulton County. Chiding the Secretary of State to go after all the counties …

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