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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Rubio for vice-president, oddsmakers bet

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is a bookie’s favorite veep pick. (J. Scott Applewhite - AP)
Now that the suspense of the GOP nominating race is over (prediction: the eventual winner rhymes with “schromney”), we’re desperately in need of more political intrigue. Which brings us to Veepstakes, the new parlor game in which we speculate on who will be Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick

One way to look at the question is to check in with the bookmakers. Paddypower , which gives odds on all manner of political bets, today opened betting on possible Number Twos on the Romney ticket. As of this posting, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is the top choice, with betters predicting his selection at odds of 11/4.

Rubio’s followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (odds of 5/1) and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell at 6/1. After that, it’s New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Rep. Paul Ryan at 9/1; and Sen. Rob Portman and Sen. Rand Paul at 10/1.

Sorry, Herman Cain, your odds are a longshot 100/1.

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