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Professional Oddsmakers Reveal Favorite in Trump VP Race

With only months until the November election, the race to become Donald Trump’s vice presidential nominee is reportedly being closely monitored by professional oddsmakers.

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is the preeminent potential pick at odds that are just short of 5-1, according to Oddschecker, a betting site that monitors and compares odds in sports and other events.

The South Carolina senator’s status as the tepid favorite implies that the campaign is still wide open.

In fact, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum (R) is a strong second choice at 6-1. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and J.D. Vance (R-PA) are also regarded as significant contenders in the wagering market, with odds of approximately 9-1 and 8-1, respectively.

This week, numerous media outlets reported that Trump’s campaign has finalized its list of potential vice presidential candidates. Included in the list are Vance, Rubio, Scott, Burgum, and Representatives Byron Donalds (R-FL) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY).

Stefanik and Donalds are both included in Oddschecker’s list; however, they are considered to be longshots, with the former receiving odds of 22-1 and the latter receiving odds of 54-1.

Kristi Noem, the governor of South Dakota (R), was once considered a leading candidate to serve as Trump’s running mate. However, her memoir’s revelations sparked significant controversy, including her bizarre assertion that she had met North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, which was ultimately proven to be untrue, and her admission of killing a puppy she believed was untrainable.

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