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  • Kamala Harris was the VP favorite for months
  • Susan Rice opened around 60-to-1 in late-March
  • Rice's odds to win are now -200 at BetOnline

It’s been five months since Joe Biden announced on a debate stage that he’d nominate a woman to be his vice-presidential running mate. With the Democratic Convention less than a week away, the former vice-president is taking his sweet time with that crucial announcement. Though odds and favorites to win have swayed mightily over the past 150+ days, one name has always risen above the rest: Kamala Harris. The California Senator and former presidential candidate has been thee favorite or among the top three favorites to earn the VP nom for weeks on end. However, as we entered crunch time, another suitor nudged Senator Harris aside. Online sportsbook BetOnline has Barack Obama’s former national security advisor Susan Rice pegged as thee heavy favorite to be named Biden’s vice-president running mate.

VP Candidate Odds as of 8/11/20
Susan Rice -200
Kamala Harris +175
Gretchen Whitmer +1400
Val Demings +1600
Elizabeth Warren +2000
Karen Bass +2000
Tammy Duckworth +2500
Michelle Obama +2800
Keisha Lance Bottoms +6000
Hillary Clinton +8000
Stacey Abrams +10000
Lujan Grisham +12500
Tammy Baldwin +15000

At -200, or 66.7 percent implied probability to win, Rice’s rise through the gauntlet of vice-presidential candidates took the better part of the past three months. When her name was first mentioned as a potential VP candidate, she opened at 60-to-1 to win, but now – with Biden’s vice presidential pick imminent, Rice leads Harris +175 by a sizable odds margin.

gretchen whtimer

Reports have surfaced that Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer met with former vice-president Joe Biden during the vetting process as his campaign whittled down the final choices. Governor Whitmer sparred with President Donald Trump during the early months of the pandemic. However, at 14-to-1, she’s a longshot to earn the nomination.

Florida Representative Val Demings displayed great strength and conviction during impeachment proceedings and has been in the top-five VP mix most of the past five months, too. As Orlando’s former Chief of Police, she could provide an experienced voice to the police reform many are calling for around the United States.

At +2000, or 20-to-1, former presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is highly unlikely to earn the nomination. However, if Biden does win the 2020 election, she will likely be a favorite to be named Secretary of Treasury should odds hit online sportsbooks later this fall.

Gamble Online will continue to follow 2020 U.S. Election odds and provide you the latest numbers on a regular basis. If you’re ready to make a last-minute wager on Biden’s vice-presidential pick, be sure to check out BetOnline for the latest odds.

Ryan Fowler

Ryan has covered sports on every media platform over the past 17+ years. The first seven years of his professional career were spent as a sports anchor and reporter at various local television stations, while he picked up side gigs as a freelance sports columnist and recurring radio guest before he decided to jump to the web. As content manager of sports simulation website WhatIfSports.com and senior editor of FOXSports.com's fantasy baseball and football coverage for the better part of this decade, Ryan embraces advanced metrics, trends, and outside-the-box angles to find his edge. You can follow him on Twitter @FreelanceFowler.

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