By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts has been named by the Republican National Committee to oversee President Donald Trump’s re-election fundraising on Friday. He will run for re-election in the 2020 election cycle.
Rickets official title will be the Finance Chairman of the Trump Victory Committee. This is a joint venture between the RNC and Trump’s campaign.
“I am honored to continue to support President Trump and the Republican Party through the Trump Victory Committee,” Rickets said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “As we head toward 2020, I will work to ensure President Trump and his campaign have the resources they need to fight for the American people.”
The Ricketts family purchased the majority ownership in the Cubs in 2009. His father Joe Ricketts is the TD Ameritrade founder and his brother Pete is the current governor of Nebraska.
This is a billionaire family, who has had much of their success in the Midwest.
Todd Ricketts has been working with the RNC since Jan. 2018 as their Finance Chair. He has even supported political causes, including an ad supporting then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
He previously was being considered for a role on the Trump administration. However, due to his financial holdings, he had to remove his name from consideration for Deputy Commerce Secretary.
Ricketts and his family actually fought Trump’s primary selection in 2016. His family, minus his sister Laura, supported former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker at the time.
The family made donations to Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Lindsey Graham. The family also made contributions to an anti-Trump Super PAC called ‘Our Principles.’