Kamala Harris tied with Bernie Sanders as betting favorite for 2020 Dems

Kamala Harris tied with Bernie Sanders as betting favorite for 2020 Dems
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisDemocrats embracing socialism is dangerous for America Senate Judiciary announces Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing Fearing ‘blue wave,’ drug, insurance companies build single-payer defense MORE (D-Calif.) has surged into a tie with Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Health Care: States fight Trump on non-ObamaCare plans | Analysis looks into surprise medical bills | Left hits industry group working against single payer Overnight Energy: Trump Cabinet officials head west | Zinke says California fires are not 'a debate about climate change' | Perry tours North Dakota coal mine | EPA chief meets industry leaders in Iowa to discuss ethanol mandate Sen. Sanders blasts Zinke: Wildfires 'have everything to do with climate change' MORE (I-Vt.) as the betting favorite among potential Democratic candidates to win the 2020 presidential election.

Betting site Oddshark lists President TrumpDonald John TrumpAl Gore: Trump has had 'less of an impact on environment so far than I feared' Trump claims tapes of him saying the 'n-word' don't exist Trump wanted to require staffers to get permission before writing books: report MORE as the runaway favorite to win in 2020, with betting odds of +140. However, Harris and Sanders each hold the second-best odds at +1,200, as of Aug. 7.

Sanders was previously the lone front-runner, and Harris had been tied with former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenTech companies earn White House praise for committing to easier health data access Biden honors Heather Heyer: She is 'in every person who stands up to reject hatred and bigotry' Avenatti on 2020 campaign: 'The truth is my policy issue' MORE for second-best odds.

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Vice President Pence and Biden are now listed with third-best odds, at +1,400, followed by Democratic Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenAvenatti on 2020 campaign: 'The truth is my policy issue' Democrats embracing socialism is dangerous for America Lawrence O'Donnell: Secret Service could ‘physically remove’ Trump from White House when he loses in 2020 MORE (Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocrats embracing socialism is dangerous for America Kavanaugh recommended against Clinton indictment in 1998: report Kavanaugh once said president would likely have to testify before grand jury if subpoenaed: report MORE (N.J.) at +2,000 each.

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandDemocrats embracing socialism is dangerous for America Border patrol chief: Calls to abolish ICE impact the morale of my team Kamala Harris tied with Bernie Sanders as betting favorite for 2020 Dems MORE (D-N.Y.) is listed at +2,500. The next Democrat on the list is former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObamas greeted by screaming fans at Martha's Vineyard Kamala Harris tied with Bernie Sanders as betting favorite for 2020 Dems The Hill's Morning Report — Election Day drama for Trump MORE, at +4,000.

Harris told MSNBC in late June that she hasn't ruled out a presidential bid in 2020. The first-term senator has emerged as one of the most prominent voices among Democrats who oppose Trump’s policies and nominees.

Harris, Warren, Booker and Gillibrand are among those in the Senate who have attempted to distinguish themselves as potential 2020 candidates by speaking out against Trump on policy issues, in addition to opposing his Cabinet and Supreme Court nominees.

Oddschecker, a site that averages odds across different betting platforms, gives Harris the best odds to win the Democratic nomination, followed by Biden, who has emerged as the favored candidate among Democrats in a number of recent polls.

Some Senate officials have reservations about a Biden candidacy, and they point to the former vice president's age and his two failed presidential bids as reasons to doubt he would be successful.

Trump said in an interview with CBS News last month that he'd like to campaign against any of the potential Democratic candidates who have been floated, but called running against Biden "a dream."