John Pudner

TBOR West Hits the Ground Running in Utah

June 18, 2020

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 and opinion leaders throughout the state. Senator Weiler is well versed in the complete list of possible reforms ideas and offered valuable constructive criticism on […]

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

June 2, 2020

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 here

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Executive Director John Pudner Talks Vote by Mail On Breitbart Radio

May 27, 2020

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 there is a distinction between the long-standing practice of sending absentee ballots to voters who take the initiative to request them and the new proposal […]

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

May 22, 2020

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 valid alternative method of identification, like with mandated signature matching and a witness signature on every ballot. “I would share Trump’s worries if the office […]

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TBOR Executive Director Quoted in The New York Times

May 21, 2020

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” vote stayed home in 2016, Hillary Clinton would have won Florida. The entire story appears here concluding with the below two paragraphs. One note, Pudner […]

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NewsMax Sunday Features TBOR ED on Mail-In Voting

May 18, 2020

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 can occur in other years. Pudner writes the “Take Back Our Republic” column for NewsMax and has appeared on NewsMax TV (Channel 349 Direct TV, […]

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

May 11, 2020

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 newspaper.  To read John’s Op-Ed in its entirety click here.

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

May 4, 2020

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 in 16 states for George W. Bush in 2000and have advised many Republican campaigns, including former Representative Dave Brat’ssuccessful campaign that challenged former House Majority […]

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TBOR Executive Director Explains Why Congress Should Vote at Home in the EUReporter

April 9, 2020

US Representative Massie’s stunt shows why Congress should vote from home New York Rep. Nydia Velázquez’s recent coronavirus diagnosis occurred three days after US Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) amazingly tried to demand that House members travel back to Washington, DC during a national health emergency just to take a recorded vote on the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, writes John Pudner.  Fortunately other Members opposed his floor measure, but regardless, Rep. Velázquez was one of those who ended up traveling across the […]

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Calling On YOU!

April 6, 2020

While our nation is in the throes of dealing with Covid-19, Take Back Our Republic is continuing the battle for the issues that concern citizens the most. In March of 2020, our dedicated volunteers hit an all-time record, making more than 3,500 calls to citizens all over the country to get their opinion on what issues are most important to them. Our goal is to continue to find out the issues that are important to you! Now more than ever, […]

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