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TBOR’s Executive Director On Why Wyoming Needs Instant Runoffs

June 14, 2021

Over the weekend TBOR Executive Director John Pudner wrote an op-ed for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle outlining how the state would benefit from Instant Runoff elections. This op-ed followed Johns testimony to state legislators at the capitol earlier in the week where afterward the Joint Corporations Interim Committee voted 9-5 to advance the Instant Runoff …

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West Virginia Field Team Attends Special Session

June 11, 2021

This week the TBOR field team was on the ground in Charleston to meet with state delegates during the special session. Below is an update from Field Coordinator Johnny Babilon, for continued updates from the West Virginia field team visit TransparentWV.com After being invited to the special session of the West Virginia Legislature, earlier this …

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TBOR ED Testifies; Joint Wyoming Elections Committee Advances Instant Runoffs 9-5

June 7, 2021

Monday TBOR’s Executive Director John Pudner testified to the Wyoming Joint Elections Committee in favor of instant runoffs, and hours later the committee advanced the issue 9-5.  The live-streamed meeting and John’s testimony can be viewed below. John’s testimony appears from the 3:03 to the 3:15.30 mark on the video. Also see a picture of …

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Wyoming Chapter Kickoff July 1st

June 2, 2021

TBOR will be launching its Wyoming state chapter with a kickoff event in Cheyenne, July 1st at the Powder River Art Gallery. The event is free to the public and we’d love to have you stop by anytime between 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM MT and meet the Western Field Team and Executive Director John …

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TBOR’S Ashley Sellers Featured On Local CBS Affiliate in Guntersville

May 25, 2021

Last night TBOR Events Coordinator Ashley Sellers was a guest on the local CBS affiliate in Guntersville to discuss the property tax increase for city residents that failed to pass in a special election on May 11th. An excerpt from Ashley’s interview can be found below. “The biggest thing that I found and the other …

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TBOR’s Ashley Sellers Pens Guest Column in Guntersville Advertiser

May 19, 2021

On Tuesday, Guntersville officials hoped residents would approve a proposed tax for school construction and other items on the ballot. Unlike the passage of a similar measure in Montgomery last November, Guntersville voters did the right thing. They defeated the tax hike with an impressive 58 percent to 42 percent margin on Tuesday. Others close …

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Field Team attends Reagan Picnic in Martinsburg, WV

May 18, 2021

On Saturday, Lars Wiechmann (National Field Director), Noah Durham (Central Field Director), and Johnny Babilon (Eastern Field Director) attended a Reagan Picnic at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg, WV. They met with many conservative leaders from Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan county to discuss the work they are doing in the state for “West Virginians for …

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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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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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