Baseball Billionaire Reportedly Arranging Paul Ryan Meeting With Bundlers


Ron Brynaert Freelance Reporter
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Baseball team-owning billionaires who have funded an anti-Donald Trump super PAC are reportedly meeting with Rep. [crscore]Paul Ryan[/crscore] next week.

Ryan said Tuesday that he is not interested in being the Republican nominee, but said that he will continue to try to set the Republican agenda ahead of the November election.

Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts is reportedly “arranging” the meeting with about 20 financial bundlers, including Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick’s wife Randy, at the Mandarin Hotel, according to the Observer, a New York-based media outlet owned by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Ricketts’ mother Marlene contributed $4 million to the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC in January, FEC filing shows. Her husband Joe gave the PAC an additional $1 million in February. Randy Kendrick gave the super PAC a “significant” amount, as well.

News of the “secret meeting” was leaked to the Observer by an unnamed GOP donor who refused to participated because he is “disgusted” Ryan keeps “saying one thing publicly but secretly trying to garner support with all of these NeverTrump people talking about all their strategies to subvert the people who are voting for Trump and Cruz.”

Politico’s Kenneth P. Vogel reported earlier Tuesday, that the billionaires are pouring money into sending anti-Trump delegates to the Republican convention in July.

In a February tweet, Trump warned the Ricketts family, “They better be careful, they have a lot to hide!”