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Chicago Cubs Co-owner Ricketts Expected to Head GOP Fund-raising

Chicago Cubs Co-owner Ricketts Expected to Head GOP Fund-raising

Todd Ricketts, a co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, is expected to be named the new finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, replacing the casino magnate Steve Wynn, who was pushed out amid allegations of serious sexual abuse, three Republican officials said on Tuesday.

Ronna Romney McDaniel told Fox News she found the allegations against the Las Vegas billionaire "deeply troubling".

One source familiar with the process said Barrack is unlikely to take the role, in spite of the apparent interest in him.

In early October, McDaniel tweeted that if the Democratic National Committee "truly stands up for women like they say they do, then returning Weinstein's dirty money should be a no-brainer". They were not authorized to discuss the move publicly before it was announced. A Wall Street Journal story published Friday detailed decades of sexual misconduct toward employees by Wynn. One case led to a $7.5m settlement with a manicurist, the paper reported.

President Donald Trump is calling on Congress to pass legislation to generate at least $1.5 trillion to upgrade the nation's roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Wynn has denied the claims.

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"I have wanted to be helpful to President Trump and the Republican Party since our successful 2016 elections".

The RNC's executive committee voted unanimously Wednesday to confirm Ricketts as finance chairman. Wynn Resorts shares plunged after the report surfaced.

The president was unable to attend because of the government shutdown. Chuck Schumer of NY and Sen. The RNC has not yet committed to donating contributions it got from Wynn, even as some individual Republican lawmakers pledged to do so.

According to federal records, Wynn gave $2,700 to Gianforte the day after the politician assaulted a Guardian reporter, Ben Jacobs, last May.


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