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Chicago Cubs Owner Spends Big for Republicans

an army employee Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 1:55 PM
Always went to see them at "Cominsky" Field, as he is wont to say.

It looks like President Obama might not be rooting for the Chicago Cubs home team much longer. The owner of the baseball team is donating millions of dollars to the Romney team and bulking up bank accounts for Republican congressional races ahead of the November election.

A billionaire investor whose family owns the Chicago Cubs is pressing ahead with a multimillion-dollar pro-Republican political campaign, bucking a political furor that emerged when the effort first become public.

Joe Ricketts, the founder of what became online brokerage TD Ameritrade Inc., plans to spend $10 million airing...