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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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Take Back Our Republic One of 20+ Groups Asking Trump and Biden to Disclose Campaign Bundlers

Good-government groups are launching a new push for campaign finance transparency during the presidential campaign. A coalition of 20 organizations, from across the ideological spectrum, sent letters to both the Trump and Biden campaigns on Tuesday requesting they disclose their most prolific “bundlers” — the rich and well-connected people whom politicians rely on to collect donations from their friends …

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TBOR Tri-state Regional Coordinator featured in the Times Union

Take Back Our Republic’s Tri-state Regional coordinator Paul Lichstein outlines why full-time legislators who work more than the currently scheduled 61 days would do a better job for New York in today’s Times Union piece. To read Paul’s op-ed in its entirety click here

Take Back Our Republic Announces Nick Brouillette as Nebraska Coordinator

Today, the only national conservative money in politics organization, Take Back Our Republic (TBOR),named Nick Brouillette as a Nebraska Coordinator to be one of the leaders of the organization’s statewide efforts.  “I’m excited to be a part of TBOR and their efforts to bring conservative common sense solutions to political reform issues.” from Nick Brouillette …

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TBOR Executive Director Discusses Kanye West Candidacy In IBTimes

“Kanye West should not be discriminated against in his potential bid for president, any more than my friend Evan McMullin was four years ago when many thought he would take several percent from Donald Trump by splitting the Republican vote. … Americans want more choices, not fewer — and the more options voters have the …

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TBOR West Keeps on Rolling

TBOR Western Field Director Clark Caras and Executive Director John Pudner were guests of Ranked Choice Voting champion Stan Lockhart at the Utah Leadership Conference quarterly meeting with elected officials and community leaders. The event was hosted by Woodland Hills City Council Member Kari Malkovich who has also previously run for Utah State House. Take …

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Take Back Our Republic Announces Wes Powell as Kentucky Coordinator

Today, the only national conservative money in politics organization, Take Back Our Republic (TBOR),named Wes Powell as a Kentucky Coordinator to be one of the leaders of the organization’s statewide efforts.  “I’m ready to get rolling!” said Wes on being named TBOR’s Kentucky coordinator “We’re excited to have Wes join the TBOR team. I’ve known …

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TBOR Executive Director Talks ActBlue, Small-Dollar Donations and Senate Races

With 10s of millions of donations coming through Act Blue in addition to large donors giving Democrats a huge money advantage, the Hill interviewed Take Back Our Republic’s Executive Director. Click here for the entire story, including this quote from Pudner: “The Republican campaigns should be alarmed,” John Pudner, a veteran Republican campaign operative who …

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TBOR Executive Director Covers COVID-19 Disaster in the EUreporter

Trump haters claim the US is the hardest hit country in the world, and COVID-19 deniers claim Sweden proved the shutdown did no good, writes TakeBack.org Executive Director John Pudner. Both claims are absurd, and can only be held by one who acts like a lawyer who cherry picks google searches to try to build a …

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TBOR Executive Director Talks Mail-In Voting in The Globe Post

US Attorney General Bill Barr’s words on FOX News Sunday amplifying President Donald Trump’s views that there could be massive voter fraud through mail-in voting in the November election continue to miss the mark. Rather than focus specifically on mail-in practices that could lead to fraud or harvesting – such as a state suddenly mailing ballots to everyone – the broad …

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TBOR’s “In This Together”

Recently Take Back Our Republic joined the partnership group “In This Together” with the aim to change the business of politics in a post COVID-19 America. The founders are launching the group along with their new book by the same title and as a member of TBOR you have the chance to win a copy …

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TBOR Executive Director Reviews Mail-In Voting Process in Utah

To cap off the phenomenal first week to TBOR’s launch in Utah Executive Director John Pudner spent Friday afternoon meeting with one of the states County Clerks to discuss their mail-in voting process. County Clerk Josh Anderson even took Pudner in to view the security measures they have in place and to look over a …

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Executive Director John Pudner Quoted in The Boston Globe

Over the weekend, Executive Director John Pudner was quoted in a Boston Globe story that talked about how political parties plan to make national conventions work in the age of Coronavirus. To read the story in its entirety click here “If something similar to 1968 were to happen in Jacksonville this year, I could see …

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TBOR West Hits the Ground Running in Utah

Following the hiring of Take Back Our Republic’s Western Field Director Clark Caras, TBOR Executive Director John Pudner and GC Jacob Dean held kickoff meetings in western headquarters in Salt Lake City Tuesday. Take Back Our Republic connected with popular podcast host and State Senator Todd Weiler, who has interviewed many of the elected officials …

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Take Back Our Republic Announces Calvin Cullen as Birmingham Alabama coordinator

Today, the only national conservative money in politics organization, Take Back Our Republic (TBOR),named Calvin Cullen as the Birmingham, Alabama Coordinator to be one of the leaders of the organization’s statewide efforts.  ”I am beyond excited and tremendously inspired by the opportunity to work with Take Back Our Republic. I look forward to doing my …

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Take Back Our Republic Announces Ron Sandison as Michigan Coordinator

Today, the only national conservative money in politics organization, Take Back Our Republic, named Ron Sandison as Michigan State Coordinator to lead the statewide effort on increasing the role of individual citizens in the American political system. “I am excited to be working with Take Back Our Republic and help clean up political corruption and …

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Stop Donations Affecting Our Elections Act

Did you know there is a bill in Congress that would close a credit card loophole that allows for foreign countries to donate money into our American Political system? H.R. 1422 (Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act) would close this loophole, prevent future foreign influence, and return election power back to the American people. …

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TBOR ED Outlines 8 Options for Running the 2020 Election in the Western Journal

Running an election making it “easy to vote and hard to cheat” sounds straightforward, but quickly devolves into arguments regarding everything from voter ID requirements to mail-in voting. Before deciding on the best combination of policies, here’s a quick review of some of the options. To read more about the 8 options John discusses click …

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Executive Director John Pudner Talks Vote by Mail On Breitbart Radio

You can listen to John Pudner’s interview with Breitbart Radio by clicking here or read the story which starts: John Pudner, Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic, told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight that President Donald Trump’s criticism of mail-in voting may unintentionally suppress his own turnout in November by dissuading Republican voters from using absentee ballots. Pudner explained that …

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Why Trump’s crusade against voting by mail could backfire on Republicans and hurt the president’s own voters

Trump’s war on absentee voting is making it harder for Republican officials and Trump’s own campaign to get out the vote John Pudner, a former Republican campaign strategist and executive director of conservative campaign finance policy nonprofit Take Back Our Republic, told Insider he supports vote by mail as long as states can still require a …

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TBOR Executive Director Quoted in The New York Times

TBOR Executive Director John Pudner told the New York Times the mailing of APPLICATIONS for mail-in ballots should be encouraged because the threat of fraud occurs instead with the mailing millions of BALLOTS. Republicans who oppose mailing APPLICATIONS should consider that if 30 percent of the senior vote and 20 percent of the “almost senior” …

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NewsMax Sunday Features TBOR ED on Mail-In Voting

NewsMax’s Sunday edition featured TBOR’s Executive Director alongside some of the top conservative leaders in the country. As a former long-time Republican field operative, John Pudner made the case for temporarily allowing broader mail-in voting, pointing out that coronavirus actually makes it very difficult for those who would commit voter fraud or ballot harvesting that …

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South Florida Coordinator Wayne Rossiter Featured in Florida Politics

The core disease in our system of government is pay to play politics, where big donors get special favors, such as a Fortune 500 corporation stealing millions of dollars from a stimulus package set up to help small business owners across America who had to shut down operations so we can flatten the Coronavirus curve. …

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Calling On YOU! Spotlight: Tim Barkley Florida Panhandle Coordinator

This week as part of the Calling On YOU! campaign we’re highlighting a long time TBOR coordinator that now covers a new state. Tim previously served as our Tuscaloosa Alabama coordinator dating back to 2015 where he covered multiple events in the state with Deputy Director Justin Hill and also had the first speaking engagement …

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Take Back Our Republic Announces Daeha Ko as New York State coordinator

Today, the only national conservative money in politics organization, Take Back Our Republic (TBOR), named Daeha Ko as New York State Coordinator to be one of the leaders of the organization’s statewide efforts.  After working for Northwest Mutual and Apple, Ko turned his focus to web design and research to build on his college degrees …

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TBOR Executive Director Discusses How Coronavirus Indirectly Saved More Lives Than It Claimed in IBTimes

As we consider the impact of Covid-19 on potential voting, Take Back Our Republic Executive Director John Pudner notes official CDC stats show that so far, COVID-19 indirectly SAVED more lives than it cost in at least 29 states. This piece appeared in The International Business Times, rated by Allsides as the 6th most-read business …

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Hearing on Citizens United at 10: The Consequences for Democracy & Potential Responses By Congress

Written Testimony of John PudnerAuburn, AlabamaU.S. House of RepresentativesCommittee on the JudiciarySubcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil LibertiesHearing on Citizens United at 10: The Consequences for Democracy& Potential Responses By CongressFebruary 6, 2020 As former political consultant and longtime conservative Republican, I ran an effort to reach 14million Catholic and socially conservative Christians …

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Executive Director John Pudner featured in The Hill: “Any mail-in voting efforts must be fair to both sides”

“Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to support both greater ballot access and election integrity. Stopping voter fraud and making sure every qualified voter who wants to vote is able to vote is not an either-or proposal.” “The key to sending $1.6 billion to the states to enable them to administer elections should hinge …

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Calling On YOU! Spotlight: Josh Hill Central Alabama Coordinator

In this week’s Calling On YOU! campaign coordinator spotlight we are highlighting a coordinator with family ties to TBOR. Josh Hill is one of two younger brothers and sister to TBOR Deputy Director Justin Hill and recently joined the organization as it’s Central Alabama coordinator. Josh is a Wetumpka, Alabama native and has volunteered on …

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Calling On YOU! Spotlight: Emily Smith Alabama River Region Coordinator

Last week TBOR launched our Calling On YOU! campaign focused on highlighting our many volunteer coordinators in our 47 state chapters across the country. Our first coordinator spotlight was MarQuen Mitchell in Oklahoma, this week we’re highlighting our newest coordinator in TBOR’s home state of Alabama Miss Emily Smith. Emily joined the TBOR coordinator ranks …

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TBOR Board Member Sarah Hunt Featured in Op-Ed on Voting During COVID-19 Pandemic

The right to vote is the bedrock of our democratic society, but without a functioning voting infrastructure, the right to vote is an abstract right with no practical impact. COVID-19 is but the latest in a long line of events, some natural, some manmade, to test our commitment to ensuring a strong voting infrastructure. Some …

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