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TBOR Executive Director Crunches Election Day Numbers for the Hill

October 27, 2020

While we do not endorse candidates, TBOR Executive Director John Pudner crunched the election numbers for the Hill today. In 2016, he predicted Trump’s win by picking 48 of 50 states correctly as well as Clinton’s popular vote win within one point. However, this year he believes Trump will fall short but that the Republican ground game and huge election day edge will let Republicans win a couple of come-from-behind wins (perhaps 2 from NC, IA, ME, MN or MI) […]

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TBOR Executive Director Quoted in The Hill Regarding New Presidential Polling

October 2, 2020

The Hill quoted TBOR’s Executive Director John Pudner, though the interview was conducted before news of the President and First Lady testing positive for COVID, everyone at TBOR wish’s them both a speedy recovery. “It’s concerning,” said John Pudner, a veteran Republican campaign operative who now runs the nonpartisan group Take Back Our Republic. “I think Trump’s polling and his miscues at the debate are especially a cause for concern in those tight races in Georgia, South Carolina and Iowa … […]

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TBOR Executive Director Discusses Trump Reviving 2016 Playbook in The Hill

August 26, 2020

“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 Our Republic. “It’s just a little tougher message.” To read The Hill article in its entirety click here.

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

July 8, 2020

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 now runs the nonpartisan group Take Back Our Republic. “There’s this theory that there’s not a lot of enthusiasm for Biden, but there’s so much […]

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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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A Conservative Against Citizen United

January 21, 2020

If background music were played when I took the microphone outside the United States Capitol, perhaps the theme should be the old “Sesame Street” song: “One of these things is not like the others.” “One of these things just doesn’t belong.” And yet, I believe opposition to the far-reaching Citizens United decision is consistent with conservative views across the board. Conservatives believe that true capitalism is the best supplier of human needs, and proven much more effective than alternatives from […]

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Executive Director John Pudner Talks Cambridge Analytica in The Hill

January 9, 2020

The flaw in the reaction to new leaks regarding Cambridge Analytica is ignoring the important question of are the identities of foreign donors into our elections being hidden? Unfortunately, the reaction has been outrage that the company used Facebook social graphs to target voters around the U.S. and abroad, with the purely partisan attack following that this was how Trump “cheated” to win the 2016 election. This ridiculous whining continues to ignore the fact that the Obama campaign’s data analytics researchers did […]

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TBOR New England Coordinator Featured in the Hill

August 8, 2019

Take Back Our Republic’s New England Chair, Jim Rubens, was featured in the Hill this week. The former New Hampshire State Senator who fought against big gambling interests during his legislative years now focuses on our political reform issues. He has represented TBOR in several states, and you can read his entire op-ed here.

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Time to End Gerrymandering

July 26, 2018

Democrats rig voting maps when they’re in power, so it’s no surprise that Republicans do it too. But no matter which party is rigging our elections, it hurts Americans and undermines our fundamental right to choose our politicians. To read the article from TheHill on gerrymandering in Michigan click here.

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Executive Director John Pudner featured in The Hill

April 3, 2018

We now have a ridiculous system under which huge sums of secret money can be funneled into U.S. elections from anywhere in the world through unverified credit card contributions, LLCs or other means — while a young pastor or rabbi could cost their place of worship their tax status by talking about the relevance of a tenant of their faith to a modern political situation or campaign. In short this is part of a campaign finance system that is not only […]

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