Ricketts family backs Donald Trump despite initial opposition

Wednesday September 21st, 2016

Joe and Marlene Ricketts, the family that owns the Chicago Cubs, has donated $1 million to a pro-Donald Trump Super PAC, according to the Wall Street Journal.

During the primaries, the family was initially against Trump and donated to an anti-Trump PAC that was headed by Wisconsin governor Scott Walker.

“Even though the Ricketts supported other candidates during the primary, they believe it is time to unite behind the nominees,” a political strategist for the Ricketts told the WSJ. “This is all about helping Republicans win in the fall.”

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In February, Trump tweeted about the Ricketts family choosing not to support him.

Pete Ricketts is the governor of Nebraska and has supported Trump for president.

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