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Report: Todd Ricketts to replace Steve Wynn at RNC

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Businessman Todd Ricketts, who sits on the board of directors for TD Ameritrade and the Chicago Cubs, is expected to take over the position of RNC finance chair job following the resignation of Steve Wynn, reports the WashPost.

Why it matters: Ricketts was nominated by President Trump to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce, but he withdrew his name from consideration due to difficulties untangling his financial holdings to the satisfaction of the Office of Government Ethics. His brother, Pete Ricketts, is the current governor of Nebraska and the vice chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

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Romney hopeful to clinch Utah Republican nomination

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Mitt Romney is facing almost a dozen other contenders for the Republican nomination at the Utah Republican Party Convention, the AP reports.

The big picture: Not clenching the nomination wouldn't end Romney's fight to take the seat being left by Senator Orrin Hatch. Per the AP, candidates can win a place in the primaries "by gathering voter signatures, which Romney has done." But, winning at the convention would allow him to "bypass the June primary and likely cruise to Election Day victory."