Saturday, December 6, 2008

Intrade Launches Contract on Senate Replacements

Politickr is pleased that Intrade has just added contracts about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's senate replacements, but is somewhat puzzled by the list of contenders, particularly with respect to Clinton.

Currently, of the three candidates listed as possible successors to Clinton, two have already withdrawn their names from consideration. Bill Clinton and Robert Kennedy Jr. have both said that they're not interested. While Andrew Cuomo, the third option, would reportedly take the seat, Caroline Kennedy, known for being much more coy than Cuomo, is reportedly also thinking about it. 

Since only one share has been traded on the Clinton replacement contract so far, Politickr strongly suggests adding several more names to the list, starting with Caroline Kennedy. According to Politico, other widely mentioned candidates include: Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, Steve Israel, Nydia Velazquez and Brian Higgins, and Nassau County exec Tom Suozzi.