In an major turnaround, Joe Ricketts, billionaire father of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, has decided to SUPPORT Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign — to the tune of $1 million — after spending over $6 million over the past year year trashing the GOP nominee.
A Ricketts spokesman said,
“The Ricketts decided they could not sit back and watch Hillary Clinton become the next president of the United States,” said Brian Baker, a longtime political strategist for Mr. Ricketts. “Even though the Ricketts supported other candidates during the primary, they believe it is time to unite behind the nominees … This is all about helping Republicans win in the fall.”
Ricketts support comes alongside Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s (who is assisted by Nebraskan Andy Abboud on government affairs efforts) decision to also back the Trump campaign monetarily.
Governor Pete Ricketts came around to the Trump side not long after the other candidates dropped out.
The OWH has a story today on the 2nd Congressional District candidates following their respective party’s Presidential candidate.
Robynn Tysver says of Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford…
“Asked about the presidential race, Ashford said he is focused on his own campaign and he does not have time to either help or track Clinton’s campaign in the district.”
Which is funny.
A) Ashford is Hillary’s CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIR in Nebraska!
B) Ashford Chief of Staff Jeremy Nordquist noted the “close cooperation between the Ashford campaign and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign,” in the OWH back in July.
And once again, Brad Ashford looks to play both sides of the fence as long as possible before anyone can figure out which side he is really on.
Just remember Hillary fans, she is known for keeping actual LISTS on this kind of stuff…
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