Chicago Cubs co-owner and GOP mega donor Todd Ricketts is reportedly number one in line for the second highest position at the Department of Commerce.
On Thursday morning, Politico reported that Rickets is in line to be named Deputy Commerce Secretary. The powerful Ricketts family, one of the top Republican donors, held off on endorsing the billionaire businessman until he secured the nomination, which is still relatively early in terms of Trump endorsements as many did not jump on the ‘Trump train’ until later in the campaign or remained on the sidelines or opposed to him even after he won the election on November 8.
The Ricketts family initially helped fund an anti-Trump super PAC. Todd Ricketts, himself, initially supported Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker for president. If it occurs, the appointment would cap off a great year for the Cubs co-owner as earlier this month his team broke a 108 year drought by winning the World Series.
News of the potential Ricketts appointment comes just a day after two Trump transition senior level people stated to ABC News that billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, Jr., known as the ‘King of Bankruptcy’ is likely the President elect’s pick for the top job at Commerce.
The Trump transition team’s official position is that no decision has been made regarding either position. Wilbur Ross has so far declined to comment regarding the matter.