2020 Presidential Candidates and Party Affiliation Joe Walsh – 2020 Presidential Candidate Odds

Joe Walsh – 2020 Presidential Candidate Odds

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Who Is Joe Walsh?

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Born on December 27, 1961, Joe Walsh is a former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois’s 8th district serving from January 2011 to January 2013. Prior to working in public office, Walsh was a social worker in the Chicago-area. Now he serves as a conservative talk radio host. Walsh announced his run as a 2020 Presidential Candidate on August 25, 2019 during an interview with George Stephanopoulos on This Week.

Voter Base

Voter Base IconWith his background as a conservative talk radio host, Walsh hopes to bring some clout to his candidacy by challenging President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination.

  • Conservatives
  • Tea Party members
  • Libertarians
  • Anti-Trump Republicans

Odds for Joe Walsh to win the 2020 Presidential Election

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Odds to win the GOP nomination have not been posted at this time, and we’ll update the section when they are listed.

Joe Walsh’s Chances Of Winning Based On Prediction Markets

Unfortunately for Walsh, he has little chance of winning the Republican nomination in 2020. Prediction markets, such as Predictwise, don’t even give the Illinois-native predictions of success.

For comparison, Trump has an 89% chance of earning the Republican nomination again. Pence is second with 3%.

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Joe Walsh’s Running Policies

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As Walsh has just announced his presidential run, his policies are not available right now. However, his policies will likely align with his previous conservative and Tea Party political stances taken while in the House of Representatives.

Joe Walsh’s Previous Policies

In a failed attempt at Congress in 1996, Walsh favored abortion rights and gun control. But as time has gone on, his views have shifted. In 2012, Walsh said that abortion is never medically required to save the mother’s life.

Walsh is also a supporter of tax cuts, entitlement reform, and stricter border legislation. He is also skeptical about global warming, claiming the science is not conclusive and economic interests should come first when establishing climate agreements.


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Before his career as a social worker, Walsh began as an actor in New York and Los Angeles. Then in 1996, Walsh challenged Democrat Sidney R. Yates for Illinois’s 9th congressional district. Yates beat Walsh 63% to 37%. Two years later, Walsh took on Democratic Jeffrey Schoenberg for the 58th district seat in the Illinois House of Representatives. Walsh lost again, this time 62% to 38%.

Walsh’s first successful bid came in 2011 when he secured Illinois’s 8th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, beating Democrat Melissa Bean by 0.1% with 291 more votes. Walsh lost this spot in 2012 when he was beaten 55% to 45% by Tammy Duckworth.


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Walsh began his college education at Grinnell College before earning his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Iowa in 1985. After taking lessons in stage, theater, and television at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Walsh completed his Masters of Public Policy at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies in 1991.

Civic Work

Before Walsh took office, he was a social worker for the Jobs for Youth program in the inner-city Chicago area. Via Walsh’s congressional website, he also ran the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund, raised funds for the American Education Reform Council and the Milton and Rose Friedman Foundation, plus raised nearly $1 million over a five-year period for the Fabretto Children’s Foundation.

Joe Walsh’s views on gambling

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Walsh does not any high-profile or published views on gambling due to his short time in the U.S. House of Representatives. But as a new presidential candidate, Walsh will be releasing his plans and views so we will update this section if any areas include gambling legislation.

How Much Can I Win If I Bet On Joe Walsh?

As of right now, Walsh does not have any betting odds available, meaning an accurate prediction on winnings cannot be established. However, since Walsh is such a longshot based on President Trump’s current Republican Party nomination odds of -900, even a small bet placed on Walsh’s win could result in a huge return.

Top 5 Reasons Joe Walsh’s Chances Of Winning Are Real

  1. Some Republicans are disillusioned by Trump and want a new party member in the White House.
  2. Walsh is one of the few Republicans to come out and challenge Trump. His courage could be refreshing to Republican voters.
  3. Even as a Republican, Walsh is not afraid to call out Trump. Walsh gives a voice to Republican voters that want to remain in the party but want Trump to be accountable for his actions.
  4. Walsh has a background in conservative radio, making his name well-known amongst voters that would normally side with Trump due to a lack of alternatives.
  5. Walsh has some political experience but isn’t labeled as a career politician. This distinction gives him a better idea of how government works while still earning favor with voters wary of politicians.