Doug Burgum is Trump's VP Pick According to Betting Market

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BetOnline has made North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum the new favorite to become presumptive GOP nominee for president, Donald Trump's, vice presidential pick.


The payout would be $325 for every $100 bet.

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott came in with the second shortest odds, paying $375.  Ohio Senator JD Vance would pay out $450, as would Ben Carson.  Florida Senator Marco Rubio would pay out $500 for every $100 bet.

“I think JD Vance would pose the greatest threat to Kamala Harris,” Ashley Etienne, a former communications director for Vice President Harris, told CNN on Friday.

“I mean, he’s an incredible debater. I think he has this quality that makes him seem palpable to that 1 to 2 percent that actually might vote or that’s undecided, that will actually pay attention to the debates because most people don’t pay attention to the debates.

“I think he’s just got a quality about him where he’s super smart and sharp and quick-witted. I just think they’d like it, I think it’s going to be a challenge to see the two of them face-to-face. I mean, maybe it’s just me, but I think he’s gonna be the greatest threat,” she added.

Nearly all of the favorites - with the possible exception of Scott - were once critical of the former president.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, attacks between Trump and Rubio turned personal at times, with Trump memorably deriding him as “little Marco” and Rubio calling Trump a “con artist.”  Rubio would frequently point out Trump's "small" hands, suggesting other parts of his anatomy were small as well.

Vance once compared Trump to Hitler

Burgum might get a pass for previously telling NBC’s Chuck Todd just last July about definitely not going into business with Trump.

“I don’t think so,” he told Todd.

When asked why, Burgum replied: “I just think that it’s important that you are judged by the company you keep.”

But Burgum also said at the time he’d still vote for Trump should he become the GOP nominee.


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