Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. founder Joe Ricketts have a brand-new Super PAC, one that will raise at least $25 million from other billionaires to attack Hillary Clinton in battleground states, in hopes...Show More Summary
The patriarch of the Cubs-owning family had previously donated to an organization that ran brutal anti-Trump ads. [ more › ]
Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade, will now back Donald Trump's bid for the presidency after months of attempting to block his nomination. Ricketts, along with his wife, Marlene, is planning on spending $1 million...Show More Summary
Joe Ricketts is the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade and owner of the Chicago Cubs. He spent millions running ads denigrating Donald Trump. Now he’s backing Donald Trump. Joe Ricketts is a bad person who should be castigated and disrespected by civil society. Read more...
The TD Ameritrade founder had previously given $5.5M to an anti-Trump PAC.
“Joe Ricketts intends to give at least $1 million to a super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a dramatic reversal from the GOP primaries, when he and his wife were top financial backers of an effort to prevent the real estate developer’s nomination,” the Washington Post [...]
Their decision is especially startling, since Trump once threatened to expose secrets about the family.
This morning Our Principles PAC, the anti-Trump super PAC heavily financed by Marlene Ricketts, the wife of billionaire TD Ameritrade founder J. Joe Ricketts, unveiled a new 60-second ad focusing on Trump University, declaring, “Donald...Show More Summary
Like Joe Maddon and his players, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts is ready to "embrace the target." He also appears ready to give a new deal to Theo Epstein.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Ricketts, I ran across an article recently indicating that you had made a rather generous donation to a super PAC focused on preventing Donald Trump from becoming our next president. My apologies for being a day late to the conversation, but my wife and three boys just returned from a short vacation to Los Angeles. Show More Summary
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 ?
“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.
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."
Joe Ricketts knows what we're talking about.
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
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 […]
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...
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
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
A super PAC founded by billionaire Joe Ricketts is behind a magazine devoted to Mitt Romney's candidacy.