In New Hampshire, quixotic super PAC shaking up Republican primary

By Dave Levinthal

Big-spending Mayday PAC giving Jim Rubens an unexpected boost — and Scott Brown a headache — ahead of GOP primary.

Excerpts from this story referencing "TD Ameritrade":

"… . Chamber of Commerce and super PAC Ending Spending Action Fund, formed by TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts— are based in states other than New Hampshire. Mayd …"

GOP leaders, donors mix during secretive forum

By Michael Beckel

Documents shed light on closed-door confab featuring top politicians and donors.

Excerpts from this story referencing "TD Ameritrade":

"… es in Michigan; former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman; TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, a major GOP donor whose son, Pete Ricketts, is runni …"

GOP official forms Montana-focused super PAC

By Michael Beckel

Republican accountant registers a new Montana-based super PAC as the state prepares for a heated Senate contest.

Excerpts from this story referencing "TD Ameritrade":

"… chmann’s leadership PAC, former Ambassador John Bolton’s super PAC and TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts’ Ending Spending Action Fund super PAC. Watkins …"

Pro-lesbian super PAC founder and Obama bundler named to top arts post

By Michael Beckel

Pro-lesbian super PAC founder and Obama campaign bundler Laura Ricketts named Kennedy Center trustee.

Excerpts from this story referencing "TD Ameritrade":

"… father, Joe Ricketts, the founder of the Omaha-based online brokerage firm TD Ameritrade. The elder Ricketts ranked as one of the top GOP super donors during the …"

Expenditure Profile: American Media and Advocacy Group

By Reity O'Brien

Quick stats on the media buying firm

Excerpts from this story referencing "TD Ameritrade":

"… ia time on behalf of the Ending Spending Action Fund, the super PAC run by TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, whose family owns the Chicago Cubs. Despite its hig …"

Bad day for super donors

By Rachael Marcus and John Dunbar

Biggest contributors to super PACs in 2012 election backed losing candidates.

Excerpts from this story referencing "TD Ameritrade":

"… Corp. CEO Harold Simmons, (No. 2), homebuilder Bob Perry (No. 3) and TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, (No.4), also bet on Romney. Collectively, the t …"

Investment managers top list of super PAC donors

By Rachael Marcus and Andrea Fuller

Hedge fund managers, other investors top donors by industry to super PACs.

Excerpts from this story referencing "TD Ameritrade":

"… n, which favors eliminating the capital gains tax.Other top donors include TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, who now runs an inves …"

Daily Disclosure: Pro-Obama super PAC outpaces GOP counterpart

By Rachael Marcus

Pro-Obama super PAC outraises counterpart for second month in a row.

Excerpts from this story referencing "TD Ameritrade":

"… fall, gave a whopping $11.5 million to the group. Ricketts, the founder of TD Ameritrade, was the only donor to the PAC, which finished the month with $5.9 million …"

Daily Disclosure: Nebraska Senate race targeted by Democratic super PAC

By Rachael Marcus

Democratic super PAC End the Gridlock is pumping money into a race that looks increasingly like a GOP pickup

Excerpts from this story referencing "TD Ameritrade":

"… triumphed thanks to 11th-hour support from a super PAC funded by TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts.The New York Times rates the Nebraska seat …"

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Daily Disclosure: Democratic super PACs gain ground

By Rachael Marcus

Democratic super PACs gained ground against GOP counterparts and raised big bucks in August.

Excerpts from this story referencing "TD Ameritrade":

"… pany Ivy Minerals Inc., was the group’s top donor last month at $100,000.TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts’ right-leaning Ending Spending Action Fund received …"

Daily Disclosure: GOP super PACs' fundraising leaves Dems in dust

By Rachael Marcus

As super PACs carpet bomb the airwaves with negative ads, Republicans hold the financial advantage.

Excerpts from this story referencing "TD Ameritrade":

"… in July and finished the month with $2.4 million.Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade, gave Ending Spending Action Fund, the conservative super PAC he founded, …"

Watchdog 5/24/12

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Excerpts from this story referencing "TD Ameritrade":

"… nomination. Ricketts, the founder of the Omaha-based online brokerage firm TD Ameritrade, was behind a $250,000 last-minute super PAC ad buy designed to boost Fisc …"

Ameritrade founder Ricketts' Nebraska contribution worries watchdogs

By Michael Beckel

Wealthy donor Joe Ricketts' eleventh-hour investment in Nebraska primary winner could pay dividends.

Excerpts from this story referencing "TD Ameritrade":

"… nomination.Ricketts, the founder of the Omaha-based online brokerage firm TD Ameritrade, was behind a $250,000 last-minute super PAC ad buy designed to boost Fisc …"

"… is is about electing politicians that will benefit his bottom line and the TD Ameritrade lobbyists will know they have a likely champion if she's elected in Novemb …"

"… Fund responded to questions for this story.Kim Hillyer, a spokeswoman for TD Ameritrade, stressed that Ricketts retired from the company’s board of directors la …"

"… rectors last year and that his political activities were “independent of TD Ameritrade.”Over the past decade or so, the extremely wealthy Ricketts has become i …"

Super PAC cash plays big role in Nebraska Senate race

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC spending again plays major role in Senate contest, this time in Nebraska.

Excerpts from this story referencing "TD Ameritrade":

"… and.Joe Ricketts, the founder of the financial services giant now known as TD Ameritrade, is the super PAC’s sole individual donor. (Ending Spending, Inc., where …"

Donor profile: Joe Ricketts

By Reity O'Brien

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "TD Ameritrade":

"… eman and Lt. Gov. Ricky Sheehy (2006) Corporate name: Hugo Enterprises / TD Ameritrade  Total spent on federal lobbying (2007-2012): $440,000 Lobbying iss …"

"… ince morphed — through four decades of mergers and acquisitions — into TD Ameritrade, Inc., the world’s largest online brokerage. Though he retired from Amer …"