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Behind the Ad: Former Mass. Sen Scott Brown comes to New Hampshire (and not for a vacay)

By Richard K. Barry Who: End Spending Action Fund. Where: New Hampshire (on WMUR TV and cable sports networks). What's going on: The End Spending Action Fund is a group backed by billionaire Joe Ricketts, which, as the name suggests, is a Republican advocacy group. Show More Summary

More Nuggets From ‘Double Down’: Team Obama’s Leak, Bachmann’s ‘Loser’ Moment

Jim Messina was surely having more fun than a senior Obama campaign advisor should have been having. In May, 2012, The New York Times reported that billionaire Joe Ricketts was going to put the Jeremiah Wright kerfluffle into reruns, including details from a supposedly confidential advertising plan– a story that drew immediate outrage from the […]

Governor’s race: A letter from the editor

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog Perhaps because we have publicized it on our website since our 2009 launch, many of our readers know Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts is a founding contributor to the non-profit Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, of which Nebraska Watchdog is a part. As you may also know, speculation is...

News Source Headed by Joe Ricketts Suggests Mayor Emanuel Sent Severed Goat Head

Honestly, can the Wrigley Field renovation debacle become any weirder? In a ridiculous turn of events yesterday, a severed goat head was delivered to Wrigley Field, which was ultimately intended for Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. Ricketts,...Show More Summary

Evening report

DNAInfo Chicago goes live. The hyperlocal site is funded by billionaire entrepreneur Joe Ricketts. (capitalnewyork.com) ESPN refuses to acknowledge plagiarism in Lynn Hoppes’s archives stories. (deadspin.com) Tom Ricks’ Fox News segment is cut short after he calls the network a wing of the GOP. (washingtonpost.com) Why Aaron Kushner and others are … Read More

Romney magazine to appear in swing-state papers

A super PAC founded by billionaire Joe Ricketts is behind a magazine devoted to Mitt Romney's candidacy.

Capital Eye Opener, Oct. 22: Ricketts Starts Spending on Own Super PAC, Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Still Raising Money, and More

J. Joe Rickett's Ending Spending super PAC is only starting to spend the millions it received this month; Jesse Jackson Jr. maintains his lead in the race for campaign dollars despite his troubles; and the "other" presidential candidates had a tougher month than the two big guys.

Ex-Obama voters featured in new pro-Romney ads

A super PAC founded by billionaire Joe Ricketts is funding ads featuring ex-Obama voters.

Ex-Obama voters star in new TV ads

A super PAC founded by billionaire Joe Ricketts is funding ads featuring ex-Obama voters.

Over Eight in Ten Americans Support Limiting Donations To Groups Seeking To Influence Elections

As billionaires like Sheldon Adelson or Joe Ricketts write six, seven or even eight figure checks seeking to buy congressional elections and the White House, the overwhelming majority of the nation believe that such election buying needs to be reigned in. According to a recent poll by the Associated Press and the National Constitution Center, [...]

Who, again, is Joe Ricketts?

Four months after he first made a splash in the 2012 presidential race, Joe Ricketts is back on the radar. The wealthy entrepreneur, who funds his own super PAC, is pledging to spend $10 million on helping Mitt Romney win the presidency and $2 million to help GOP House and Senate candidates. Read full article >>

Another Blown Play for the Cubs

2 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

Billionaire Joe Ricketts is going all in on his superPAC campaign to attack Obama. It could hurt the president. But it’s sure to annoy his kids—and fans of baseball’s beloved Wrigley Field.

Billionaire Cubs Owner Hopes to Buy Romney, GOP the Election with $12 Million Spend

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Another Republican billionaire is about to make his wallet known in the 2012 election, the WSJ reports: Joe Ricketts, the founder of what became online brokerage TD Ameritrade Inc., plans to spend $10 million airing ads supporting GOP nominee Mitt...

New Anti-Obama Billionaire To Spend $12 Million To Buy Elections For Republicans

Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul who spent tens of millions of dollars seeking to buy Congress and the White House for Republicans, now has a new partner in this effort: Joe Ricketts, the founder of what became online brokerage TD Ameritrade Inc., plans to spend $10 million airing ads supporting GOP nominee Mitt Romney [...]

Billionaire Ricketts to spend big for Romney and GOP congressional candidates

Billionaire investor Joe Ricketts, who is bankrolling his own super PAC, plans to be a big part of the fall ad war on the side of Mitt Romney and congressional Republicans. The Wall Street Journal:  Joe Ricketts, the founder of whatShow More Summary

All for $2.00

8:28 am ET Two really key Wall Street Journal stories: Romney’s struggle to win the tax wars. Joe Ricketts opens his wallet to spend millions on anti-Obama TV ads — no Rev. Wright, just “permission slip” spots, as of now.

NYTimes Editorial Page Silent on False Obama Super PAC Ad; Blasted Ricketts Ad That Never Ran

When word leaked that a conservative super PAC run by Joe Ricketts had considered--but had decided against--an advertising campaign highlighting Barack Obama’s 20-year relationship with the incendiary pastor Jeremiah Wright, the mainstream media, and the New York Times in particular, went ballistic. Show More Summary

O'Donnell: Obama-Hating Billionaire Joe Ricketts Finds New Way to Spread His Poison Via a New Movie

Click here to view this media As Karoli explained to us here, billionaire Joe Ricketts' first attempt at smearing President Obama didn't go over so well once his plans where leaked to the press. Lawrence O'Donnell took him apart in his...Show More Summary

Rewriting Joe Ricketts... Again.

After the New York Times uncovered a proposed plan to attack President Obama, conservative billionaire Joe Ricketts is now funding an anti-Obama film. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell explains in the Rewrite.

Hey, Mayor Rahm: Don't give the Cubs our money!

Just a few reasons why Mayor Rahm should not give a handout worth untold millions?as in your taxes will go up to pay for it?to the Ricketts family to rebuild Wrigley Field. And not one word about Papa Joe Ricketts's political beliefs, fascinating though they may be.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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