Joe Ricketts, a wealthy donor, getting attention in presidential contest


Joe Ricketts is the founder of TD Ameritrade. He's really rich, and he really dislikes Barack Obama. He's working with longtime GOP operative Fred Davis on a way to spend $10 million venting that anti-Obama rage with a series of racial attacks on Obama

Joe Ricketts is a registered independent, a fiscal conservative, and an outspoken critic of the Obama Administration, but he is neither the author nor the funder of the so-called “Ricketts Plan” to defeat Mr. Obama that The New

Jeremiah Wright, quickly drew the condemnation Thursday of presumed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Joe Ricketts, the money man reported to be considering the plan. Romney on Thursday disavowed the conservative group that The New York Times

BY FRAN SPIELMAN AND ABDON PALLASCH Staff Reporters May 17, 2012 12:42PM The Ricketts family, Joe Ricketts (from left), Pete, Todd, Laura, Marlene and Tom, on Oct. 30, 2009, at Wrigley Field. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (inset) was "livid" after reading that

Jeremiah Wright, quickly drew the condemnation Thursday of presumed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Joe Ricketts, the money man reported to be considering the plan. Romney on Thursday disavowed the conservative group that The New York Times

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