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TBOR Executive Director John Pudner on Fox Montana

September 15, 2020

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

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Executive Director Meets with Montana Coordinator Over the Weekend

September 14, 2020

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 exclusive story that broke Saturday about our sister organizations Take Back Action Fund’s research that half of 2019 donations through ActBlue came from unemployed donors, […]

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Montana Senate Debate Focuses on Money in Politics

October 1, 2018

Saturday’s Montana PBS US Senate Debate started with the topic of the day, the Kavanaugh nomination, but ended up focusing on money in politics in a state that could decide the Senate majority. By the time the “Dark Money” segment of the debate started at the 46:41 mark moderators John Twiggs and Anna Rau noted the topic already became a focus before the topic was officially raised. Take Back Our Republic does not support or oppose candidates, but we believe […]

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TBOR Gerrymandering White Paper

July 30, 2018

Gerrymandering Solutions By TBOR Staff AUBURN, AL- There’s a lot to dislike about gerrymandering. It’s unfair. It protects those in power. It silences and disenfranchises a large number of Americans. The reality: gerrymandering means less choice, more entrenched power, and the idea of “foregone conclusions” that runs counter to the very idea of democracy. Gerrymandering is not new to American politics. In 1788, Patrick Henry used his influence to draw districts that would make life more difficult for his political […]

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Campaign Finance Fine Leads to Jail-time

August 23, 2017

A former Montana legislator has been jailed for failing to pay a campaign finance fine. Wesley Prouse accepted $9,000 in illegal contributions in a 2010 State Senate primary campaign. He had previously served in the State House in the late 90s. The contributions resulted in a $59,000 fine, and Prouse had the option to provide documentation that showed he was unable to pay. He declined to do so. For Prouse, the illegal contributions, failure to disclose them, and use of […]

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A Study on State Lobbying: By The Numbers from 2006-15

March 15, 2017

AUBURN, AL- In our last article, we wrote about the time period of 2006 to 2015 and introduced a few thoughts. Below we briefly break down the numbers of lobbyists at the state level over the decade. The total number of state-level lobbyists grew from 42,895 to 45,555- a growth of 2660 lobbyists. This represents an increase in state lobbyists of 6.2% over the decade. Across the country, 28 states saw an increase in the number of lobbyists. Twenty-two states saw a decrease. […]

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