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Bookies put Lynch ahead in Braddon poll

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Endorsed Braddon Labor Candidate Chris Lynch (pictured) has firmed as favourite to oust sitting Liberal Member Gavin Pearce in this month's Federal Election, according to national on-line betting agency, Sportsbet.
 
Mr Lynch is paying $1.65 for the win, while Mr Pearce is only considered a $2.10 chance to keep his seat.
 
In Lyons, sitting Labor Member Brian Mitchell is a short-priced favourite to retain his seat, despite the revelation last week of inappropriate social media comments, for which he has since apologised.
 
Mr Mitchell is listed at $1.40 to keep his seat, while endorsed Liberal Candidate Susie Bower is showing generous odds of $2.75 to win.
 
Sportsbet doesn't consider any independents or minor party representative a chance, showing Braddon Independent Craig Garland third-favourite at $21, while the Greens' Liz Johnstone is a $51 chance and third-favourite in Lyons.
 
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