Chicago Cubs Co-owner Ricketts Expected to Head GOP Fund-raising

Search narrows for Wynn's successor as RNC finance chair

Ricketts would replace Steve Wynn, a casino magnate who resigned Saturday after reports that he had engaged in multiple instances of sexual harassment.

Then-President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with Todd Ricketts at Trump's National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J, November 19, 2016.

RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel said the party would return Wynn's political contributions if he is eventually found guilty of sexual misconduct.

Ricketts' selection has the blessing of President Donald Trump, the sources said. "Serving as the Republican National Committee's Finance Chairman is the flawless opportunity".

Also discussed at high levels for the finance chair post were Louis DeJoy, a deputy finance chairman for the RNC, and Tom Barrack, a billionaire and longtime friend of the President.

"He's certainly a capable fundraiser", GOP consultant John Weaver said earlier this week. He was also a finalist past year to lead the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank. Todd and Pete's parents, Joe and Marlene Ricketts, are top Republican donors nationwide.

In 2016, Trump threatened the Ricketts family after he learned that Todd Ricketts' mother had given $3 million to a super PAC that ran negative ads about him.

While his brother Tom oversees the Cubs' day-to-day business as their chairman, Todd is among the Ricketts family members who own the team. "They better be careful, they have a lot to hide!" "I look forward to raising the resources to support the president, Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Mitch McConnell to continue the Republican Party's successful agenda of reducing taxes on all Americans and creating jobs and opportunity".

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