The 2020 election will be a crazy one, as it is likely set to be Donald Trump against Joe Biden during the COVID-19 pandemic. This election is truly unprecedented and comes at a crazy time during the history of the United States of America. We do know one thing for sure, that Donald Trump is the assumed Republican Nomination as he seeks a second term. For the Democratic Primary, Joe Biden is the only candidate left officially and the betting odds surrounding the election have been focused on the Democratic Primaries and other betting markets. One of the most popular is who Joe Biden will pick as his running mate to be the Democratic Vice President on the ticket.

Let’s take a look at who could be Biden’s running mate and the betting market for the next election.


2020 Democratic Vice President Odds – Tammy Duckworth Odds on the Rise

Democratic VP CandidateOdds
Kamala Harris-120
Susan Rice+400
Tammy Duckworth+600
Val Demings+900
Elizabeth Warren+1400
Michelle Obama+1600
Keisha Lance Bottoms+2000
Michelle Lujan Grisham+2500
Stacey Abrams+3300

When it comes to betting on the 2020 Presidential Election, the most popular betting markets include who Joe Biden will select as his running mate to be the Vice President on the Democratic ticket. After Bernie Sanders dropped out of the election, the focus has turned to who the next Democratic VP could be. Joe Biden has already confirmed on twitter that it will be a female, which makes the odds set on the above. Kamala Harris is the current favorite at -120 (down from -137 and -150) after heavy movement in June, but is closely followed by Susan Rice at +400 as of early July. In mid-July, Tammy Duckworth’s odds have improved all the way to +600. In addition, former First Lady Michelle Obama’s odds are listed as well, is she a candidate? Time will tell.


Susan Rice’s VP Odds Soar in July

Who is Susan Rice? Rice was a former national security advisor under President Barack Obama, and a former US Ambassador. Having worked with former Vice President Joe Biden before, the link between the two is obvious, but her odds have climbed all the way to +400 in some places, making her a clear candidate to be the next Democratic VP nominee come November. Some believe Joe Biden will choose her based on a quote in an interview with CBS:

“It’s really important that whomever you pick as a vice president agrees with you in terms of your philosophy of government and agrees with you on the systemic things that you want to change.”

The one thing going “against” Rice is her lack of public elections, as she has never run for public office on the politics side. With that said, Rice has plenty of experience in government with well over 30 years in some facet. The last thing Susan Rice said on whether or not she could be the VP nominee? “All I care about is getting Joe Biden elected president of the United States so that we again have competent, compassionate, loyal, effective leadership in the White House.”

If Susan Rice is the choice by the Biden campaign, expect there to be some backlash on her career…but that is to be expected of anyone. Come election time, all bets are off as we have seen in the past. In late May, Rice’s odds were over 30:1, as you can see.


Kamala Harris Democratic VP Odds

Odds: -120

Betting on the 2020 Election favorites means betting on Kamala Harris to be Joe Biden’s running mate. Currently, she favored at -150 to be on the ticket and has been the favorite since March 2020. Kamala is a senator from California, and given the momentum for her in the betting markets she is the clear favorite. Some believe she may be destined for another job in the White House, should Joe Biden win. For now though, consider her the favorite to be Biden’s running mate. Harris has been in the lead (in terms of odds) for quite some time, and it would be a relative surprise if she was not the selection.


Susan Rice, the Next Democratic Vice President?

As of June 15th, Susan Rice has moved to +500 to be Joe Biden’s Vice President candidate, but has settled at +700. Rice has skyrocketed up the board of late, and with just a few months until the election it will be a big one to follow. After Kamala Harris, Susan Rice is the one candidate that could truly move the needle in terms of odds movement going forward.


Amy Klobuchar Odds to be Democrat VP

Odds: Off the board in most places

The runner-up in terms of odds was Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar, who has been right behind Harris as far as odds during the duration of the betting cycle. She has since fallen all the way to +5000. Some believe that her ability to help in swing states such as Ohio and Iowa will make her a great choice from Biden’s camp, but many worry that she will not contribute anything that Joe Biden himself could in terms of voter turnout. Given the above tweet about her raising $1.5M during a pandemic proves that Klobuchar has a following though, so that remains to be seen. Her odds have fallen too far for her to be considered a threat.


Could Michelle Obama be the Vice President?

Odds: +1600

Could a Obama/Biden Democratic ticket happen again? This time, it would be Biden/Obama and would be Michelle Obama on the ticket. While at +1700, her odds were much higher a few months ago. Given the above tweet about a committee looking to form for her to be the next VP candidate on Joe Biden’s ticket, her obvious experience as the First Lady, and popularity amongst Democratic voters in the United States, this makes more sense than some others. There seems to be real momentum behind a possible Vice Presidency bid for Michelle Obama. Could we see another Biden/Obama ticket in 2020?

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