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Response to Beakybird (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 11:51 AM

5. On balance, the dark side of Illinois is the Republican Ricketts, 95% owners of the Cubs.

They've made Wrigleyville an adult disneyworld, and then donate their wealth to Republicans in Indiana and Wisconsin, Trump.

They're also a mixed bag family:

Pete Ricketts is governor of Nebraska.
Laura is a gay rights activiist.
Tom runs the Cubs, and
Todd runs the Finance Committee of the RNC, raised over $50 million secretly under the NeverTrump groups for megadonors who didn't want their names associated with Trump.

They used to run DNAinfo but shut it and its affiliates down after employees wanted to unionize.
Their EndingSpending group tries to shut down earmarks in Congress.

That they're not consistent in their money use makes them weirdly dangerous.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Ricketts#Philanthropy

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