Jun 9, 2023
Free event! June 30th join us for a speaker series with Free Market Warrior Loren Spivak and Former "Take Back the Republic" Executive Director John Pudner
Join the Republican Party of Door County for a Pints and Politics speaker series with author Loren Spivak and Take Back our Republic Former Executive Director John Pudner. This event is free for members and a great way to enjoy a social and informative evening!
Lodge at Leathem Smith | June 30th| 6-8pm
Spivack founded “Free Market Warrior” in 2009 in an effort to make a positive difference in American politics and economics.
His “Free Market Warrior” store was expelled from Concord Mills Mall in North Carolina in July of 2009 for selling material critical of the Obama Administration. (Mall owners, Simon Property Group, are major Democratic donors.) Since then Loren has devoted his time to teaching conservative groups about free market economics. He conducts "Economic Literacy" seminars across the United States."
During John Pudner's tenure as Executive Director (2015-2021), Take Back Our Republic compiled a perfect record of five statewide referenda wins in five different states, and Pudner led a 2017 effort before the Federal Elections Commission, in which TBOR defeated Facebook, requiring the social media giant to disclose who paid for political ads on the platform. These important successes were a prime motivator in Pudner’s transition to full-time President of Take Back Our Republic Action, where he focuses his attention on political and grassroots lobbying efforts.
Before shifting his efforts to the integrity of election systems, Pudner spent 25 years running Republican political campaigns, including leading the faith-based turnout in 16 states for then-presidential candidate George W. Bush. He also directed the campaign strategy of Republican Dave Brat’s historic primary upset of the-Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor, becoming the only person in U.S. history to defeat a majority leader in a primary. In the same period, he also won 185 out of 202 local zoning referenda, as well as dozens of Planning Commission and Supervisor votes, preventing poorly-devised developments and protecting local communities from overreach.