Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Racing Card

Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Racing Card

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The Bet: Who will be voted US president in 2004?

Hillary Clinton

(Source William Hill)

Whoever is eventually declared the winner of the race to the White House, money is already pouring in for the next president. Hillary Clinton, who had a spectacular win for the Senate in New York, was quoted at 50-1 before her result was announced. These odds were immediately slashed to 12-1; then, after a big-money bet, they fell to 5-1. No money has been placed on any other serious candidate, so Hillary is out there on her own.

Despite this, the bookies are offering odds on which party will hold the presidency in 2004. The Republicans are favourite at 8-11, with the Democrats evens. Tiger Woods has seen his odds cut from 1000-1 to 250-1, despite no one being sure where his political affiliations lie. He actually cast his postal vote in Florida, because he was too busy playing golf to vote in person. …

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