Billionaire Donor Joe Ricketts: From Behind The Scenes To Center Stage
Thu, 17 May 2012 14:31:05 -0700 TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts became front-page news Thursday because of a report he was considering a $10 million ad campaign that would attack President Obama over his former pastor. But Ricketts has been quietly funding conservative political causes for the past few years. http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/05/17/152918232/billionaire-donor-joe-ricketts-from-behind-the-scenes-to-center-stage?ft=1&f=1014
Who is Joe Ricketts?
Thu, 17 May 2012 09:52:00 -0700 Updated at 4:34 p.m. Joe Ricketts made a big splash in American politics this week. First, the founder of Omaha-based TD Ameritrade helped guide state Sen. Deb Fischer to an upset victory in the Nebraska GOP Senate primary with a late $250,000 influx from his super PAC the first of what The Fix reported Wednesday would be a significant entre by Ricketts into the 2012 election . Read full … http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/who-is-joe-ricketts/2012/05/17/gIQAcCQJWU_blog.html?wprss=rss_campaigns
Joe Ricketts Drags TD Ameritrade Into the Political World. Much to the Company's Chagrin
Thu, 17 May 2012 10:42:20 -0700 Kim Hillyer, director of communications and public affairs for TD Ameritrade, did not mince words about the pickle in which her company now finds itself, thanks to the founder and former CEO of the company Joe Ricketts. Its certainly a difficult situation, said Hillyer, referring… http://news.yahoo.com/joe-ricketts-drags-td-ameritrade-political-world-much-174220607–abc-news-politics.html
Romney, Billionaire Joe Ricketts Disavow Plan to Tie Obama to …
Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) Reports of a plan to air attack ads against President Obama by rehashing ties to his former pastor, the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright, quickly drew the condemnation Thursday … http://www.wbobradio.com/2012/05/17/romney-billionaire-joe-ricketts-disavow-plan-to-tie-obama-to-jeremiah-wright/
Rahm Emanuel 'Livid' Over Joe Ricketts Ad Proposal Linking …
Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is "livid" over a proposed $10 million ad campaign funded by TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts that would tie President Barack Obama to his former … http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/17/rahm-emanuel-joe-ricketts-jeremiah-wright_n_1525541.html
Statement: Joe Ricketts Rejects 'Ricketts Plan' CBS Chicago
Brian Baker, president of the Ending Spending Action Fund, has released the following statement on behalf of Joe Ricketts, who was recently the subject of an attack on President Obama's connections to Rev. Jeremiah … http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/05/17/statement-joe-ricketts-rejects-ricketts-plan/
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