- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 26, 2015

As comedic relief from endless political analysis: There are big lists of who’s going to run for president in 2016, and bigger lists which have money attached. Paddy Power, one of Europe’s largest online betting concerns, has offered the odds on 66 potential hopefuls from both sides of the aisle. This is a most expansive list that includes all the usual entries, plus people like Alec Baldwin, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chelsea Clinton and David Petraeus, among others. Well sure. Why not?

In the top 10, here are the numbers for the curious. Hillary Clinton 6/5, Jeb Bush 4/1, Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Scott Walker, both 10/1; Gov. Chris Christie 12/1, Mitt Romney and Sen. Rand Paul both 16/1; Sen. Elizabeth Warren 18/1. Rep. Paul Ryan 33/1 and Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Ted Cruz, both 33/1. In case you were wondering, the aforementioned Baldwin is 750/1.

Dublin-based Paddy Power, meanwhile, has been offering bets on American votes and voters for years. “Paddy Power is the home of U.S. politics betting,” the group advises. “Whether you want to bet on the Presidential election or elections in the US Senate or House of Representatives, we have all the markets covered.”

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