Politics - US By Graham Sharpe

Ryan Boost For 15/8 Trump

DONALD TRUMP's prospects of becoming US President have been boosted by backing from Paul Ryan, and bookmakers William Hill are now offering him at the shortest odds yet of 15/8 (35% chance), having initially quoted him at a dismissive 150/1 (under 1%) when he first declared as a runner.

'The Trump bandwagon was slow to get rolling, but is positively speeding along now, to the delight of many of those who took a chance and backed him at long odds, including British supporter John Mappin, who stands to collect £80,000 if he wins' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

But Trump's biggest rival, Hillary Clinton, has yet to clinch the Democrat nomination, and William Hill, who make her 1/2 (66%) to win the race to the White House, think she may struggle even to win the California Primary, for which she is a 2/7 (77%)chance, with Bernie Sanders offered at 5/2.(28%).

WILLIAM HILL US PRESIDENTIAL ODDS...

TO BECOME PRESIDENT.....1/2 CLINTON; 15/8 TRUMP; 16/1 SANDERS

TO BE DEMOCRAT NOMINEE.....1/16 CLINTON; 8/1 SANDERS

TO WIN CALIFORNIA PRIMARY...2/7 CLINTON; 5/2 SANDERS

TO BE VICE PRESIDENT...11/4 CATSRO; 5/1 WARREN; 5/1 GINGRICH; 7/1 KAINE; 10/1 SANDERS; 12/1 PEREZ;16/1 BOOKER; 20/1 CORKER; 20/1 KASICH; 33/1 CHRISTIE. Others on request.

Further information.....Graham Sharpe....0780 3233702