Above, please find the most recent chart showing the current pledges for the Veepstakes fundraiser.
Here’s a quick recap of the rules. You can put in a bid for any of the available groups, which have ten possible combinations. When one nominee definitively announces a running mate pick, pledges are locked. If you have the highest pledge on that group, you’re now committed to pay that money into the pot. When the other nominee definitively announces that running mate, then we see if there’s a winner. Whoever is holding the group who has the exact match wins half the pot. The rest of the money goes to defray site maintenance expenses.
Everyone on both lists looked plausible enough about a month ago, just after the Indiana primaries. Now? Well, New York Magazine and the Wall Street Journal claim to have been leaked the “short list” from the Clinton campaign. I’m not sure how plausible I think a lot of those names are — but four of the nine names on this leaked list are in play for us.
Now, some time has passed, people have made commitments, so I don’t think it’d be fair to change things anymore. You pays your money, you takes your chances. It is a fundraiser, after all.
But, especially if you’re energized by or interested in this recent leak, now may be a good time to step up your game and bid up a group. For instance, If you really think it’s going to be Clinton-Kaine versus Trump-Huckabee, you need to bid a higher pledge than the current group “I” pledge.So step right up, support the site, and prove your prognostication prowess!