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Chicago Cubs co-owner Ricketts expected to head G.O.P. fund-raising

By Kenneth P. Vogel and Maggie Haberman

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.

Spokesmen for Mr. Ricketts and the R.N.C. did not respond to requests for comment on Tuesday afternoon.

But an official in communication with the R.N.C. said that Mr. Ricketts was in the final stages of talks about accepting the position.


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