Republican Vice President Odds & Predictions: John Kasich Leading the Pack

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John Kasich is still running for the top job, but he’s at the head of the Vice Presidential betting pack. (Getty)

While neither of the primary elections are over quite yet, Donald Trump is very much on target to take the nomination. After the April 26 primaries, where Trump swept and Clinton took the delegate-richest four of five states, the delegate counts show formidable leads for the party frontrunners:

Republican Delegate Count 1,237 Needed
Donald Trump 987
Ted Cruz 562
John Kasich 153

 

With the conventions looming, a lot of minds are turning to the general election. OddsShark Vice President odds show that current contender John Kasich leads the betting markets for the second spot on the ticket, with former rival Marco Rubio also in the hunt. It’s important to note, though, that the Vice Presidential “race” doesn’t update as quickly as the race for President, and these numbers might not reflect current realities.

Here’s a look at the state of the race:


The Odds: Kasich, Rubio Strong Contenders

Kasich and Rubio lead a strong field headed into the closing days of the nominating race for the top job, with several other familiar names in the mix:

OddsShark Republican VP Odds
John Kasich +260
Marco Rubio +400
Ted Cruz +450
Nikki Haley +700

These numbers are as of March 10, and a lot has changed since then. Marco Rubio was still running a campaign until March 15, and afterward disavowed interest in being anyone’s Vice President. John Kasich also became a fly in Trump’s ointment with an Ohio win, and a bigger part of the campaign, perhaps souring relations with the frontrunner. It also seems more likely now than then that Trump will win the nomination, making Ted Cruz an unlikely pick given escalating hatred between the two.

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