Bookies sweating on 200/1 Perry Presidential punt

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Rick Perry is now 5/1 with Ladbrokes in the 2012 US Presidential race.

Perry’s progress is superb news for one punter who had the foresight to back him for the Whitehouse at 200/1 in 2009 as Perry is now the 5/1 joint second favourite with Mitt Romney.

Obama drifts from 4/6 having been as short as 1/2 earlier in the summer and even-money Iowa caucus favourite Michelle Bachmann is a 16/1 chance.

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry now also share 13/8 favouritism in the quest to become the Republican nominee

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “The Perry backer is holding onto a decent looking voucher now. They must have had their crystal ball out as we didn’t see that one coming.”

He added: “Obama drifts slightly but remains firmly in contention. Of the chasing pack Romney and Bachmann look live runners as well.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Democrats – 8/13
Republicans – 6/5

2012 US Presidential race
Barack Obama – 4/6
Mitt Romney – 5/1
Rick Perry – 5/1
Michele Bachmann – 16/1
Tim Pawlenty – 25/1
Sarah Palin – 33/1
Jon Huntsman – 33/1
40/1 bar

Republican nominee
Mitt Romney – 13/8
Rick Perry – 13/8
Michele Bachmann – 6/1
Tim Pawlenty – 14/1
Jon Huntsman – 14/1
Sarah Palin – 14/1
25/1 bar
Iowa Republican Caucus
Michele Bachmann – evens
Rick Perry – 5/2
Mitt Romney – 9/2
Sarah Palin – 8/1
Tim Pawlenty – 10/1
16/1 bar

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