Susan Rice Overtakes Kamala Harris to lead betting Markets On …


Updated Aug 11, 2020, 05:04pm EDT


Hours before Joe Biden picked Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate, Susan Rice leapfrogged the California senator to become the favorite on political betting sites. 

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Susan Rice Overtakes Kamala Harris To Lead Betting Markets On …

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For weeks, Harris had a strong lead on betting markets predicting Biden’s VP pick. 

Susan Rice Overtakes Kamala Harris To Lead Betting Markets On …

On Tuesday, Rice overtook Harris, and holding odds of 55% on the betting site Smarkets, while the senator from California sat at 37%. 

On PredictIt, another political betting site, Rice traded at 54 cents on Tuesday, while Harris dropped to 40 cents. 

One factor driving the betting markets may be the Democratic National Convention’s schedule, which was released Tuesday.

The convention schedule lists an unnamed spot for “Vice President Nominee” to speak on the second to last day of the four-day event. 

The schedule listed Harris, as well as other VP contenders Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as speakers, but not Rice, or other possible picks Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.)

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