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Kirsten Gillibrand’s 2020 contingency peaked in betting markets after Trump pounded her


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  • Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s new argument with
    President Donald Trump led to a pointy pitch in her contingency for the
    2020 presidential election.
  • One betting marketplace slashed her contingency to win the
    presidency from 50-to-1 to 25-to-1, pulling closer to
    Democratic favorites that embody Sens. Elizabeth Warren,
    Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders.
  • Trump stays the favorite in betting markets to win
    the 2020 election, with contingency just over 2-to-1.


Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York saw her odds
to win the 2020 presidential election spike after her new argument with President Donald
Trump.

The back-and-forth between the two began after Gillibrand
called on Trump to renounce amid allegations of passionate misconduct
from some-more than a dozen women against the president. Trump
responded with a tweet, criticizing Gillibrand
as a “lightweight” that begged him for donations and
would do anything for them.”

Trump’s comments were fast criticized in Democratic circles.
Gillibrand responded with a twitter of her own.

“You can't overpower me or the millions of women who have
gotten off the sidelines to pronounce out about the inability and
shame you have brought to the Oval Office,” she said.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren also came to Gillibrand’s
defense, accusing the boss of “slut-shaming” and
doubt his logic in picking a fight with the New York
senator.

Gillibrand’s clever response to Trump fueled speculation
about her 2020 ambitions, and betting markets were discerning to react
to the signal. According to Josh Appelbaum of the Action
Network, Gillibrand’s contingency jumped from 50-to-1 to 25-to-1 in
the 24 hours that followed the argument at 5Dimes, a renouned online betting site. Those
contingency put her closer to the Democratic favorites to win in
2020.

While the change in Gillibrand’s contingency prove that many bettors
and oddsmakers comparison see her as a some-more likely candidate, she is
still not the favorite to win in 2020. Trump stays the most
likely winner, with contingency just next 2-to-1. Vice President Mike
Pence now sits at second place in betting markets, at
10-to-1 odds.

Among intensity Democratic challengers, oddsmakers put Warren
and Sen. Kamala Harris of
California as the favorites to recover control of the White House,
both at 13-to-1, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders following close
behind at 16-to-1 odds.

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