endorsement shortens Barack Obama odds
British odds makers have
shortened the odds on Barack Obama to win the U.S. Presidential
Elections, following the John Kerry endorsement.
John Kerry endorsing Barack Obama, British bookmaker William
Hill has shortened his odds from 5/2 to 9/4 second favorite to
win the US Election and lengthened favorite Hillary Clinton from
5/4 to 11/8. "For senior member of the Party like Kerry to
come out in favor of Obama strongly suggests that it has been
done as much to act against Hillary's chances as to improve
Barack's in our opinion." said Hill's spokesman Graham
Sharpe. Hills make John McCain 5/1 third favorite and also offer
8/1 Rudolph Giuliani, with Mike Huckabee being backed from 12/1
to 10/1, ahead of Messrs Bloomberg and Romney who are both 20/1.
Meanwhile the North American betting
Bookmaker is also shortening
the odds on Obama to +200 to become the next U.S. President,
while Hillary Clinton remains the favorite with odds +160. GOP
presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee comes third with odds +500,
followed by John McCain listed at +550. Despite the good numbers
in New Hampshire, Republican candidate Mitt Romney is now
holding underdog odds of +1500, meaning the bookie will
pay out 1,500 on every 100 bet if Romney wins the Elections,
still way behind Rudy Giuliani, who despite his sluggish start
in the primaries is still ahead of Romney with odds +800.
As far as the party nominations, at
Bookmaker Hillary Clinton is back as the ultimate favorite to
win the Democratic presidential nomination with odds of -160,
followed by Barack Obama at +110, John Edwards at +700 and
underdog Bill Richardson with the whopping odds of +6000.
Following the New Hampshire victory, John McCain is now the
Republican nomination favorite with odds +180, slightly edging
Mick Huckabee, who is sitting on odds of +200 and Rudy Giuliani