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Sep 21, 2007 (08:09 AM EDT)

CHICAGO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- RealClearPolitics, one of the leading independent political information sites on the Internet, and Intrade, the world's leading prediction market, announced today the launch of 'Fantasy '08' -- an interactive trading market focused on the 2008 U.S. elections.

"We are thrilled to expand our long-standing partnership with Intrade to offer readers a fun, competitive and insightful trading market that captures the excitement and interest in the 2008 election," said John McIntyre, co-founder and Managing Editor of "It represents a great way for our readers to act on all of the information RCP provides every single day, from the latest political news to the most up to date polling information included in our RealClearPolitics Poll Averages."

Individuals who play 'Fantasy '08' will receive an account with $10,000 RCP dollars, which they can use to trade on a nearly unlimited number of markets related to the 2008 election. Who will be the Democratic and Republican nominees for President? Who will control the House and Senate? Who will be President? Players on Fantasy '08 can trade these questions, and many more, according to their own passions and opinions -- just like they'd play the stock market. Up for grabs are bragging rights between friends and colleagues.

"RealClearPolitics has built a vast community over the recent years that can now add their wisdom to the markets. Markets are the best aggregators of information, so we feel this is a great development for Intrade, our industry and the RealClearPolitics community" according to John Delaney, CEO of

Fantasy '08 is now available at RealClearPolitics. Full details on how to sign up and begin trading, as well as leaderboards to track your progress can be found on the web site.

About RealClearPolitics

Founded in 2000 by John McIntyre and Tom Bevan, Chicago-based (RCP) has become one of America's premier independent political web sites. RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass covering all the important issues of the day. By tapping into thousands of weblogs and hundreds of newspapers and magazines across the political spectrum every single day, RCP has become a trusted and reliable filter for anyone interested in politics.

About Intrade

Intrade is the leading Prediction Market where people can trade on political, financial, weather and other events. Members trade on unique markets and by so doing generate information on the likelihood of the underlying event occurring. Intrade and the predictive information generated by its members have been featured on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox, Fortune & others.

CONTACT: John McIntyre of RealClearPolitics, +1-773-255-5846,; or John Delaney of Intrade, +353-1-6200-300,

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