CHICAGO (AP) The World Series is hardly the only historic contest preoccupying the owners of the Chicago Cubs.
Members of the wealthy Ricketts family are also big players in the political arena, hosting high-dollar fundraisers and donating millions to influence the presidential election. But while everyone in the family rallies around the Cubs, when it comes to political causes and candidates, there are some divisions.
One of the adult children, Laura Ricketts, is a top Democratic donor who was a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. Her brother Pete is the conservative governor of Nebraska and a Trump supporter.
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The Ricketts family, originally from Omaha, bought the Cubs in 2009 for $845 million. Joe Ricketts made the family fortune as chairman of TD Ameritrade.