Politics Central - All the Latest Political News That Could Affect the Odds

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Here you will find all the latest hot political stories making the rounds that could have an effect on the odds.  These are not necessarily articles related to betting per se.  Whenever possible you will find updated odds here.

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Trump Under Water in a Number of Key States

In Iowa, US President Donald Trump is under water -13, Wisconsin -14, Michigan -14, Ohio -5 and PA -7.

Surprise!  He's EVEN in Florida.

Georgia sees Trump slightly under water.

He is +3 in Texas.

U.S. Politics
Odds to Win the 2020 Presidential Election
2001     Donald Trump         +140     
2004     Joe Biden         +600     
2002     Bernie Sanders         +700     
2060     Pete Buttigieg         +700     
2006     Elizabeth Warren         +1000     
2068     Andrew Yang         +1600     
2009     Michael Bloomberg         +1600     
2017     Amy Klobuchar         +5000     
2023     Hillary Clinton         +5000     
2005     Mike Pence         +5000     
2025     Tulsi Gabbard         +5000     
2007     Cory Booker         +10000     
2101     Deval Patrick         +10000     
2046     Tom Steyer         +15000

Kamala Harris Drops Out of Presidential Race

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.  She was among the favorites to win the nomination early on and her odds were yanked Tuesday afternoon at BetOnline.

“I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life,” the California Democrat said. “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.”

A senior campaign aide said Harris made the decision Monday after discussing the path forward with family and other top officials over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Her abrupt withdrawal marked a dramatic fall for a candidate who showed extraordinary promise. Harris launched her campaign in front of 20,000 people on a chilly January day in Oakland, California. The first woman and first black attorney general and U.S. senator in California’s history, she was widely viewed as a candidate poised to excite the multiracial coalition of voters that sent Barack Obama to the White House.

Here are your latest odds:

Democratic Nominee for the 2020 Election
2253     Joe Biden         +350     
2251     Bernie Sanders         +450     
2275     Pete Buttigieg         +450     
2254     Elizabeth Warren         +500     
2274     Andrew Yang         +900     
2267     Michael Bloomberg         +900     
2264     Hillary Clinton         +1600     
2261     Amy Klobuchar         +2500     
2271     Tulsi Gabbard         +2500     
2255     Cory Booker         +5000     
2300     Deval Patrick         +5000     
2265     Tom Steyer         +8000    

Giuliani Says Biden Documents Released ‘If I Disappear’

Rudy Giuliani, a focus of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s foreign policy dealings, suggested he has dirt on the Biden family that would be released were he to get into trouble -- after earlier hinting he has a plan if he should fall out of favor with the president.

Without offering proof, Giuliani tweeted that he had “files in my safe about the Biden Family’s 4 decade monetizing” of the former vice president and senator’s office. “If I disappear, it will immediately appear.”

Giuliani, referring to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, said on Twitter that “the Mafia couldn’t kill me so NO, I am not worried about the swamp press.”  The implication being that Giuliani still has information that’s not been released publicly from his days as a U.S. Attorney.

Biden's odds of winning the 2020 US Presidential election were at 5-1 for a payout potential of $500 on every $100 bet.

Bloomberg is Officially In

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City, has officially jumped into the Democratic Presidential race.

His self-funded campaign will skip the first four states in the primary.

“I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “We cannot afford four more years of President Trump’s reckless and unethical actions. He represents an existential threat to our country and our values. If he wins another term in office, we may never recover from the damage.”

Though some books opened Bloomberg at 6-1 odds, BetOnline had him at 20-1.

DNA Tests Show Hunter Biden Father of Arkansas Woman's Child

(November 21, 2019) - There were early fears that Hunter Biden could prove to be some extra baggage for his dad, former Vice President Joe Biden, should he opt to step into the Democratic race for President.  Indeed he Joe Biden is running and leads in most national polls.

Hunter's role in the Ukraine Scandal has become the Republicans key talking point.

Hunter's judgement continues to come into question with reports that surfaced Wednesday whereby DNA tests  “with scientific certainty" show he is the father of an Arkansas woman's child.

These results do impact Hunter's dad.  He's the child's grandfather.

The Trump campaign tweeted out a link to the Arkansas Gazette article, adding three words of its own: "Congratulations, Joe Biden!"

Odds to Win the 2020 US Presidential Race
2001     Donald Trump         +140     
2006     Elizabeth Warren         +550     
2004     Joe Biden         +550     
2060     Pete Buttigieg         +800     
2002     Bernie Sanders         +1000     
2068     Andrew Yang         +2000     
2023     Hillary Clinton         +2500     
2009     Michael Bloomberg         +2500     
2005     Mike Pence         +5000     
2025     Tulsi Gabbard         +5000     
2003     Kamala Harris         +6600     
2017     Amy Klobuchar         +10000     
2007     Cory Booker         +10000     
2046     Tom Steyer         +10000

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

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