Market Extra: Kavanaugh’s confirmation odds jump to highs as Senate reviews FBI report

A market for the likelihood that Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed on Thursday implies that the Supreme Court nominee’s chances of getting Senate confirmation in coming days is all but certain.

A contract reflecting the odds of Kavanaugh’s confirmation rose to above 90 cents on Thursday, marking a peak on the political betting market PredictIt, coming off a low just days ago that showed the 53-year-old judge’s confirmation to the highest court in the land at a markedly slimmer probability.

The change in fortune—at least per PredictIt data—comes as Republican Senate leaders and the White House returned a supplemental background investigations that found no corroboration of allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Dr.

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