For a couple of hours on a recent Thursday, Sen. Kamala Harris of California became the favorite to win the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.
According to the oddsmakers, that is.
PredictIt, a website that allows election junkies to place real money behind their political prognostications, has been asking thousands of its traders whom they think will be the party’s next White House standard-bearer. Harris, just entering her 12th month as a senator, has remained among the top three candidates since the market opened Aug. 30.
The trio of other front-runners – Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Vice President Joe Biden – are no surprise given their well-established national followings.
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