Latest GOP Ad Player: A Lover of Bison, a Hater of Earmarks

"People will talk about it," he said. "Will it influence their vote, though? In an election where something like the economy and global affairs are so important, these issues will have marginal impact."

Ricketts has yet to make a public comment on the Wright proposal, and much like Sheldon Adelson, a lot of copy has already been written about him while he watches from behind closed doors.

Not all of his time is spent on politics, though.

Below a video on the website for his brother's education group, Ricketts writes: "I have traveled to many countries in Africa and Asia and have come to love them. I love the beauty of the landscape. I love the wild animals. I love the people."

And here's what Ricketts says in a video on the website for his bison meat company: "Not only is it lower in fat and cholesterol than beef — many people are surprised to learn that it's even lower in fat and cholesterol than chicken. Plus, it has a great taste."

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