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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 08:51 AM

Will Joe Ricketts' racist emails affect his political clout? Don't be too sure

Billionaire Republican donor Joe Ricketts has battled the policies of former President Barack Obama. He helped reinstate Nebraska’s death penalty. And he helped get his son elected governor.

All while donating millions of dollars to the causes.

But now that his reputation has been tarnished by his recently leaked racist emails, will his money become too toxic for skittish politicians to take?

Don’t be too sure, says political scientist Kevin Smith.

“The bottom line is, money is the mother’s milk of politics,” Smith said. “And if you have money to give away, usually there’s someone to take it.”

Read more: https://www.omaha.com/news/politics/will-joe-ricketts-racist-emails-affect-his-political-clout-don/article_2555ef68-8263-5882-b645-79778e9fcfa1.html

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Vogon_Glory Feb 2019 #1

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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 10:05 AM

1. Republicans Tolerate A Lot Of Religious And Racist Bigotry

that we Democrats won’t stand for in our ranks—look at all the social and religious conservatives rallying around Iowa’s representative Steve King.

I’m sure Nebraska’s Republicans will kit Ricketts out with a new tin halo and a set of chicken-feather angel wings.

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