Ricketts hails coming from a family of powerful conservative donors, led by parents Joe along with Marlene Ricketts. He has been a prolific donor, too, running a conservative super PAC that will aided Trump from the waning days of the race.
sy88pgw has reported that will financier Wilbur Ross will be a leading candidate to head the Commerce Department.
although the Ricketts family has had a rocky past with Trump. Todd Ricketts had been an early supporter of former Trump opponent Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, co-chairing his campaign last year.
After Walker dropped coming from the race, Marlene Ricketts poured millions into Our Principles PAC, an anti-Trump effort aimed at defeating the billionaire businessman during the GOP primaries.
Trump later accused the family of doing a “rotten job” running the Cubs — before they won the planet Series — when asked by The Washington Post what he meant by the February accusation.
Ricketts’ possible move to the Commerce Department continues Trump’s recent trend of selecting top-level mainstream Republicans along with mega-donors, part of a strategy of outreach to his former rivals, although one which also goes against his promise to box out powerful players.