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Cubs Co-Owner Todd Ricketts Tabbed for Deputy Commerce Secretary

Cubs Co-Owner Todd Ricketts Tabbed for Deputy Commerce Secretary

(AP)

By    |   Thursday, 24 November 2016 11:21 AM

Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts will likely be named as President-elect Donald Trump's deputy secretary of commerce per a report in Politico.

The World Series Champion Cubs are worth $1.2 billion, fourth-highest in the league and 42 percent more than what the family purchased it for in 2009 according to Forbes.

Ricketts, the son of billionaire TD Ameritrade founder and conservative donor J. Joe Ricketts, is also the CEO of Ending Spending Super Pac and owner of Higher Gear Bike Shops in Illinois.

Ending Spending is dedicated to educating and engaging American taxpayers about wasteful and excessive government spending.

The Ricketts family, at first, opposed Trump's candidacy for president but eventually supported him once he was named the Republican nominee. Trump in March slammed the Ricketts family for doing a "rotten" job with the Cubs.

"I'll start taking ads telling them all what a rotten job they're doing with the Chicago Cubs," Trump said at the time. "I mean, they are spending on me…I'll start doing ads about their baseball team. That it's not properly run or that they haven't done a good job in the brokerage business lately."

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