Political consultant Pudner goes 'On the Issues' at Marquette Law School

April 11, 2017

MILWAUKEE — John Pudner, the executive director of Take Back Our Republic, will be the featured guest in an upcoming "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Tuesday, April 18, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School's Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

Pudner, a conservative political consultant and Marquette University alumnus, is trying to reduce the influence of big money and special interests on the American political system. Pudner has managed political campaigns for almost three decades, and says he's won most of them by outsmarting rather than outspending the opposition. Pudner may be best known for his work during the 2014 primaries, when he helped jumpstart the campaign of Dave Brat, who unseated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a stunning upset.

Pudner's current work has put him at odds with some in the Republican Party. But he argues that today's political system is inherently flawed and needs to be changed. Pudner went to the same high school as Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon and was later hired by Bannon as sports editor to launch Breitbart Sports.

Gousha, an award-winning broadcast journalist, is the Law School's distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His "On the Issues" series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School's commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha's "On the Issues" conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region's leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

The event is open to the public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication.