John Pudner

TBOR Update on Covid-19

March 24, 2020

Dear TBOR Supporters: We are open and still working at our objectives, however, the safety and health of our staff and their families are of the utmost importance. We are following all CDC guidelines to make sure we can be helpful with slowing down the progress of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These are the steps that we have taken to do our part to prevent community spread. We have allowed each staff member based in Auburn to work remotely Curtailed any […]

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TBOR in The Hill: Coronavirus isn’t the only reason Congress should spend less time in DC

March 13, 2020

The Founders wanted elected officials to live among the people they represent. In the year 2020, we now have the technology to enable that to happen. Wouldn’t it be nice if lobbyists had to pay for flights and hotels to visit elected officials in their district instead of constituents needing to fly to D.C. to see their representative? To read John’s op-ed in its entirety click here

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Why Can’t Congress Vote From Home

March 12, 2020

The rationale for allowing Congress to work remotely at least some of the time makes a lot of sense. Some of the reasons floated to us by supporters on both sides of the aisle: It could make it easier for lawmakers financially not to have to spend so much on a second residence in an expensive place such as D.C. On the extreme end of remote-work, they’d be in the capital less. It could help reduce the influence of lobbyists […]

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TBAF President Talks Alabama’s Amendment One

March 3, 2020

John Pudner is the President of Take Back Action, a conservative election group. He opposes Amendment One and his group has contributed $100,000 urging voters to vote no on today’s state constitutional amendment. “Kay Ivey is a great Governor, but having won elected school boards across Virginia beginning in the 1990s, I know firsthand that citizen-run school boards always do better than government-run. Alabama is better off without Amendment One which would take power away from the people.” Pudner said […]

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TBOR Staff Covers Conservative Leadership Conference In Florence Alabama

February 15, 2020

Take Back Our Republic Executive Director John Pudner and Deputy Director Justin Hill are in Florence, Alabama this weekend working the first ever Conservative Leadership Conference. The Conservative Leadership Conference and U.S. Senate forum will be Saturday from noon to 9:00 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Florence. The event is sponsored by the Conservative Leadership Council, a 501c4, and is free and open to the public. The Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is at 10 Hightower […]

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TBOR Executive Director Featured In Real Clear Politics

February 14, 2020

Critics of dark-money political groups argue that all funds donated to these organizations are fungible in the sense that giving money to a group for a specific purpose helps offset the costs of the group’s other activities and overhead. “At some point the money you’re giving is freeing up resources to spend elsewhere and you are contributing to that – whether you like it or not,” said John Pudner, executive director of Take Back Our Republic, a conservative watchdog group […]

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Executive Director John Pudner On Why Instant Runoffs Will Save Money In Georgia

February 13, 2020

“Instant-runoff most importantly saves Georgia a ton of money. The local option wouldjust be saying the locality can use this instead of a traditional run-off if they want andrunning a run-off kills local budgets. For example, DeKalb County has to pay about$300,000 if they end up having to run a run-off. For Fulton County, it’s $1.1 million andfor Cobb County, it’s almost $300,000. So for a lot of these localities, especially smallerones, run-offs are a real budget breaker. If they […]

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TBOR Covered by 10 of top 15 Political Sites – Combined 255 million monthly visits

February 10, 2020

If you click on TBOR’s media page you will note coverage from many of the biggest media outlets in the country. Educating the public entails media coverage, and in particular, covered by the top political sites in the country that drive policy. Alexa estimated the clicks of all websites and calculates that the top 15 political sites drew a total of 303 million visits in the past month. http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/political-websites. Of those 15 sites, 10 have covered Take Back Our Republic, and […]

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Take Back Our Republic Executive Director John Pudner On Why We Need The Electoral College

February 7, 2020

A few days before the U.S. Senate impeachment trial wrapped up with only one Republican and one Democrat breaking with their party, three Democrats broke with party 100 miles south of D.C. to defeat an attempt to basically give Virginia’s electoral votes away to big cities like Los Angeles and New York The three votes were decisive in the 10-12 loss for HB 177, an attempt to get a 17th state to agree to give up their electoral votes by having […]

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Executive Director John Pudner Talks Citizens United On Ten Year Anniversary

January 22, 2020

On Monday’s ten-year anniversary of the Citizens United ruling. TBOR’s John Pudner along with representatives from a host of other good government organizations gathered at the capitol to discuss solutions and alternatives to the Supreme Court ruling. Check out John’s speech below.

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Take Back Our Republic strive to be the leading organization in promoting a culture in politics where character and ideas are the basis of being elected and every election is financed with transparency, primarily by the people to be represented and not by outside interests. Headquartered in Auburn, AL since 2015, TBOR has strong financial backing, an engaged board, more than 100 volunteer coordinators in 47 states, and a staff who stands by our mission.

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