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“The New Anti-Sanders Super PAC Is Funded By Anti-Clinton Donors”

Some three-dimensional chess from Joe Ricketts: About a week ago, a super PAC bankrolled by a wealthy conservative donorannounced that it would run an ad attacking Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for being too far along the ideological spectrum. The group, … Continue reading ?

GOP Super PAC May Be Boosting Sanders

“A super PAC started by Republican mega-donor Joe Ricketts is planning to spend at least $600,000 on an ad attacking Bernie Sanders’ liberalism that backers of Hillary Clinton believe is actually intended to support her Democratic rival,” NBC News reports.

Bernie Sanders a Target of Ads by Republican Donor

A "super PAC" founded by the former TD Ameritrade executive Joe Ricketts is spending more than $600,000 on a television ad in Iowa lashing Senator Bernie Sanders as "too liberal."

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. ( ESPN refuses to acknowledge plagiarism in Lynn Hoppes’s archives stories. ( Tom Ricks’ Fox News segment is cut short after he calls the network a wing of the GOP. ( 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, [...]

Another Blown Play for the Cubs

3 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

3 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 [...]

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

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