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Spending millions to end spending


Joe RickettsIronically, the super PAC named “Ending Spending Action Fund” may end up having the largest single donation to a super PAC. Records show Joe Ricketts, who built his fortune through Ameritrade, is trying to reduce spending by spending -- a lot.

Ricketts wrote a check for $5.48 million to the super PAC in September. That beats the $5 million checks written earlier in the cycle by Sheldon and Miriam Adelson and Harold Simmons  And it made up about half of the $11.3 million that Ricketts donated to Ending Spending last month alone.

The owner of the Chicago Cubs, Ricketts ...

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