Walker PAC Pulls in $5 Million from Chicago Cubs Family

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gives his gubernatorial victory speech on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Walker successfully overcame a recall vote that would have stripped him of his job.

WASHINGTON — (CNN) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is getting a major hand from the family that owns the Chicago Cubs.

Joe and Marlene Ricketts gave Unintimidated PAC $5 million, accounting for one quarter of the group’s haul.

The Ricketts family owns the Cubs and is set to be one of the most important donors for Walker as he competes with major fundraising operations like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s.

A source at the super PAC confirmed the donations on condition of anonymity because the federal report has not been released publicly yet.

Joe Ricketts is the patriarch of the Ricketts family and a billionaire investor. His son, Todd, is Walker’s campaign finance director.

Walker’s super PAC — which, like other super PACs can collect unlimited amounts of money but cannot coordinate with the formal campaign — is set to file its first fundraising report later Friday.

The Washigton Post first reported the amount Thursday night. An aide with the super PAC confirmed the amount Friday on condition of anonymity because the group’s federal filing had not been released yet.

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