2020 Presidential Candidates and Party Affiliation Mike Pence – 2020 Presidential Candidate odds

Mike Pence – 2020 Presidential Candidate odds

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Who Is Mike Pence?

Republican IconMike Pence is a 60-year-old Republican who is Vice President to the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. While Pence has not announced a run for the 2020 Presidential seat, in the event that Trump is indicted or impeached before the upcoming election cycle, Pence would become the default choice for the Republican nomination. There can always be a possibility of a Presidential impeachment trial with any Presidency, as well as a potential for a Presidential Resignation – therefore, we decided to include Mike Pence as a potential candidate.

Voter Base

Voter Base IconAt this point, we are unsure of Mike Pence’s potential target voter since he has not announced an official run. The below voter base for Mike Pence is derived of pure speculation:

  • Disgruntled Trump Voters
  • Republican Conservatives
  • Republican Moderates
  • Trump Loyalists
  • Religious Right

Odds For Mike Pence To Win The 2020 Presidential Election

While Mike Pence’s 2020 Presidential election odds are not the best in comparison to announced Democratic candidates and the incumbent Republican President Donald Trump, Pence does not have the worst odds available and is considered a possible contender. With the impeachment inquiry established, and the possibility of Trump’s removal from office, Pence could become the POTUS by default.

Right now, Pence’s odds are more favorable than Democrats like Tulsi Gabbard and Julian Castro, proving that it is possible Pence would move from VP to President.

Odds IconOdds Of Mike Pence Winning The Republican Nomination

Mike Pence’s odds to win the Republican nomination are second to Donald Trump, but better than other Republican candidates who have expressed interest in challenging Trump. Depending on the impeachment inquiry’s outcome, Pence might earn the Republican nomination as the next best option for Trump loyalists.

Logically so, most sportsbooks list Pence with the best odds of earning the Republican nomination if Trump is removed from office, meaning the VP would likely beat out the likes of Bill Weld and Joe Walsh if it came down to it in 2020.

What The Current Betting Odds Tell Us About Mike Pence’s Chance Of Winning In 2020

The current betting odds available through bookmakers show strong confidence in Pence as a Republican Presidential candidate to win the overall election in the event that Trump is unable to run again in 2020. Of course, Pence is still not listed ahead of Trump, who is still the President until further notice. Pence also sits behind a number of Democratic frontrunners, proving that even as the Republican nominee, Pence would have a tough road to the presidency. If Trump were to be indicted, impeached, or resign, then Pence’s odds would likely get better.

Mike Pence’s Chances Of Winning Based On Prediction Markets

As the Vice President under Donald Trump, it is not likely Pence will announce a run for the presidency. Nevertheless, after Trump, Pence has the second-best odds to earn the Republican nomination at 6% via the prediction market Predictwise.

In contrast, Trump has a 76% chance of earning the nomination again in 2020. If Trump is impeached, Pence’s chances via prediction markets would likely skyrocket.

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Mike Pence’s Running Policies

Policy IconSince Mike Pence has not announced his run for the Presidency and thus he does not have any 2020 running policies. However, it is possible that if he became the Republican nominee, he would likely support multiple policies of Trump to recapture Trump voters and supporters.

Mike Pence’s Previous Policies

Mike Pence has a very active voting record which we examined here to provide insight into how the Vice President typically aligns with certain policies. In December of 2018, he voted Yea for the nomination of Jonathan A. Kobes to the Eighth Circuit Court, in January of 2018 he voted in favor of the nomination of Samuel Dale Brownback to be the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom during a Senate confirmation. In February of 2017, Pence voted in favor of the nomination of Elisabeth Prince DeVos to be Secretary of Education, and one-month prior voted yea for the Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act bill which passed the House.

Mike Pence’s voting history shows sponsorship for bills in primarily Economics and Public Finance, then Science, Technology, & Communications, followed by Health, Taxation, Law, Commerce, Finance, and Financial Sector, and lastly Government Operations and Politics. Bills which Mike Pence has sponsored before his position as Vice President are as follows: Free Flow of Information Act of 2011, Tax Relief Certainty Act of 2011, Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2011, Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, and the Tax Relief Certainty Act.


Experience IconOnce Mike Pence graduated from law school, he worked as an attorney for a private practice. Then in 1988, he ran for a Congressional seat and again in 1990, where he lost his bid both times. In 1991, Pence became the President of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation until 1993.

A radio station in Rushville, Indiana also hired Pence to host a weekly 30-minute radio show called the Washington Update with Mike Pence. In 1992, Mike Pence began hosting a daily talk show called The Mike Pence Show, as well as, a Saturday show in Indianapolis. In 1999, Mike Pence left the radio show scene to focus on another Congressional campaign for 2000 which he won.

Mike Pence represented Indiana’s 2nd congressional district and later in 2001 to 2003 Pence represented Indiana’s 6th congressional district in the House of Representatives. In 2009 to 2011, Mike Pence served as the chairman of the House Republican Conference. In 2013, Mike Pence became Governor of Indiana after a successful campaign run and initiated the largest tax cut in Indiana’s history, as well as, pushed for more funding for education initiatives.

In 2017, Mike Pence was inaugurated as VP to President-elect Donald Trump becoming the 48th, Vice President of the United States.


Education IconMike Pence graduated from Hanover College after finishing high school at Columbus North High School.  Later, Mike Pence earned a law degree (J.D.) from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1986.

Civic Work

In 2018, Mike Pence did some volunteer work in Indianapolis at a homeless shelter for men at the Wheeler Mission Ministries. He has also done various civic work with the Catholic church as well as his own church.

Mike Pence’s Views On Gambling

Gambling IconMike Pence has often publicly said he is against the gambling industry. His actual stance is a little bit hard to nail down, however.  He has accepted over $2 million from gambling industry backers and gaming lobbyist firms. In March of 2013, Pence rejected gambling to grow the state’s economy and even went on through Congressional effort to outlaw online gambling.

Pence has said he’s never “bought a lottery ticket” due to his objections to gambling. However, in 2011, Pence’s campaign received $2.2 million from Indiana gaming operators and their lobbyist firms. Pence did sign legislation which provided gambling operators with lucrative tax cuts though we are not sure what else may have been included in the legislation that may have convinced him to support the measure. We have not studied the legislative measure to determine if there may have been other motivating factors. We are well aware that legislative approval does not always equal carte blanche support for all inclusions on a bill.

How Much Can I Win If I Bet On Mike Pence?

Betting on Pence is a tricky situation. The Vice President has not officially declared his intentions to run for the presidency and it is unlikely he will. However, oddsmakers still list Pence’s odd due to the possibility that Trump is impeached.

On Bovada, Pence has +1500 odds to win the Republican Party nomination and +8000 to win the presidential election. With $100 bets on each, returns would be $1,500 and $8,000, respectively. While these are great returns, it is not likely Pence will even be a real option come 2020.

Top 5 Reasons Mike Pence’s Chances Of Winning Are Real

  1. If Trump is impeached, Republican voters will look to the VP first.
  2. Between Trump and Pence, the Religious Right gravitates more towards Pence due to his exemplary speech and actions, based on their shared beliefs.
  3. While Trump loyalist would probably vote for Pence post-impeachment, voters disgruntled with Trump could also vote for Pence to get rid of the current president.
  4. For Republicans that want Trump out of office, Pence has the best chances among challengers of actually getting enough votes to win an election.
  5. Pence is a familiar face but still provides a fresh perspective for Republican voters.

**This page is not intended to be a public endorsement our only goal is to inform bettors of the current odds found online. Our team strives to provide transparent information that reflects the best qualities of the candidate. Odds and other information provided on this page should only be used to make an informed betting decision.