Chicago Cubs: Pete Ricketts

Pete Ricketts runs for Nebraska governor

September, 9, 2013
9/09/13
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Greenberg By Jon Greenberg
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs board member Pete Ricketts is running for governor of Nebraska.

Ricketts, 49, is expected to be one of the Republican frontrunners in the 2014 race, which comes eight years after he lost a Nebraska Senate race to incumbent Democrat Ben Nelson by 28 points. The loss came despite spending a state-record $11.6 million of his own money on the race, according to Omaha.com.

Ricketts, who lives in Omaha, was a Republican national committee member from 2007 to 2012 and is the founder of Drakon LLC, an asset management company in Omaha. He is also on the board of TD Ameritrade. He is the only member of the Cubs' board of directors, which consists of four Ricketts siblings and the Tribune Co., that lives outside of the Chicago area.

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