Ricketts was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska, and now lives in Omaha . He attended the University of Chicago for both his bachelor and graduate studies, and received an MBA in marketing and finance from the University's Graduate School of Business .
Ricketts was running on a conservative platform, emphasizing fiscal responsibility , immigration reform , and agriculture , as well as championing a socially conservative platform opposing gay marriage and abortion. In all, he contributed $11,302,078 million of his own money to his campaign, triggering the Millionaire's Amendment which allows his opponent to raise larger amounts from each donor. He spent more money than any Senate candidate in Nebraska history .
Remarks at a Nebraska Victory 2006 rally in Grand Island, Nebraska.(Week Ending Friday, November 10, 2006)(Speech)
Nov 13, 2006; November 5, 2006 The President. Thank you all very much. Thanks for coming. Thanks for inviting me. So Laura says, "What do you...