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2020 Republican Nomination Betting Odds

U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions from reporters during his 'Made In America' product showcase at the White House July 15, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Did you know that even the incumbent U.S. president still has to win his party’s nomination ahead of the general election? 

Nobody seems to think this will be an issue for Donald Trump, but there is still a process to make him the official Republican candidate for the 2020 presidential election. And with that, online sportsbook Bovada has released odds on who will be the next Republican presidential candidate.

Trump is the Runaway Favorite

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Donald Trump is a prohibitive betting favorite for this market at -900. Only once in the history of the United States has an elected president lost his party’s nomination – Franklin Pierce, the 14th president, in 1852.

So, it’s probably not a real smart bet to bet against Trump’s nomination. 

So Who Are the Other Options? 

There are currently six other names on the list with Vice-President Mike Pence the closest option at +1500. Seemingly, this would be the “next man up” if something were to happen to Trump’s eligibility. There’s a zero percent chance that Pence tries to steal the nomination for himself.

Other betting options are former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley at +2500, former Ohio governor John Kasich and Senator Mitt Romney at +3300, and Paul Ryan and Rand Paul, who can both be had for +5000 odds. 

The full list of odds to win the Republican nomination is below:

Odds to win the 2020 Republican Nomination
NameOdds
Donald Trump-900
Mike Pence+1500
Nikki Haley+2500
John Kasich+3300
Mitt Romney+3300
Paul Ryan+5000
Rand Paul+5000

Odds as of July 30 at Bovada