Since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision eased restrictions on campaign finance, a stream of rich Republicans have set up super PACs to oust liberal politicians and advance conservative goals. The Ricketts family, owners of the Chicago Cubs, has raised and spent $25 million on Republican candidates. Such high-profile political activity is something prominent public figures in the sports world usually avoid.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-23/how-a-right-wing-super-pac-could-hurt-the-chicago-cubs