Donald Trump Advises Cubs Owners Not to Spend Against Him

February 22, 2016, 9:34 PM UTC
Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Holds South Carolina Campaign Events
Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican Presidential candidate, frowns while speaking during a campaign rally at the Turtle Point Clubhouse in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. Trump remains the front-runner in South Carolina, where Republican voters head to the polls on Saturday. According to a survey released Monday by Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling, Trump holds a 17-point lead over Senators Rubio and Ted Cruz, who are tied for second place. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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After learning that Marlene Ricketts, part of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs, had contributed to a super PAC which opposes Donald Trump, the GOP candidate responded on Twitter.

“I hear the [Ricketts] family, who own the Chicago Cubs, are secretly spending $’s against me,” Trump wrote on Monday. “They better be careful, they have a lot to hide!”

According to new FEC filings, Ricketts gave $3 million to Our Principles PAC, which has been running campaigns against Trump. Her contribution makes up almost all of the PAC’s funding.

The family also gave to Scott Walker’s campaign back in 2012 when he vied for the GOP nomination.