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Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts hoping for Patriots-like stretch of domination
It started out seven years ago trying to win the National League Central. Now the Ricketts family wants the world. After addressing the full squad Saturday at the Cubs' spring training complex, Chairman Tom Ricketts said he would like the team one day to be considered "one of the great sports organizations...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Thomas S. Ricketts Chicago White Sox Wrigley Field Boston Red Sox National League
President-elect Trump to meet with Cubs’ Todd Ricketts
Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts is scheduled to meet with President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday.
824 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Cubs Thomas S. Ricketts San Francisco Giants John McCain Donald Trump Major League Baseball Chicago Trump International Hotel and Tower
Sweet: Chicago mega-donor Ken Griffin spends on Senate, not Trump
Ken Griffin has declined so far to say whether he supports Trump. He contributed $5M to the super PAC backing Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential bid.
74 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Cubs Thomas S. Ricketts Illinois United States Senate Sam Zell J. Joseph Ricketts Chicago Political action committee
Anti-Clinton super PAC jumps into the fray with billionaire backing
Backed by seven-figure donations from Sheldon and Miriam Adelson and TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, Future45 plans to run ads in at least six battleground states.
18 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Chicago Cubs J. Joseph Ricketts TD Ameritrade Hillary Rodham Clinton John McCain Thomas S. Ricketts United States presidential election 2008
Sheldon Adelson Focuses on Congressional Races, Despite Donald Trump’s Pleas
Mr. Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, donated $40 million to Republicans in House and Senate races, with only $5 million going to Mr. Trump’s presidential efforts.
1833 points by The New York Times | United States Senate Newt Gingrich Sheldon Adelson Senate Mitt Romney Thomas S. Ricketts Political campaign United States House of Representatives
The Ricketts family was a big backer of #NeverTrump. Now Joe Ricketts is supporting Trump.
This is a major defection for the #NeverTrump movement, and could signal a rush of new money for the Republican nominee.
734 points by The Washington Post | Chicago Cubs J. Joseph Ricketts Libertarianism TD Ameritrade Thomas S. Ricketts Hillary Rodham Clinton President of the United States Nomination