Truth In Satire

Jeopardy Champ Enters Presidential Race As “Genius Party” Candidate

Game show winner James Holzhauer hopes to “grab the Mensa vote away from fake geniuses” in 2020 contest

Image for post
Image for post
Jeopardy champion Holzhauer has political ambitions for 2020. (

History-making ‘Jeopardy!’ Champion James Holzhauer has announced his candidacy for the 2020 presidential race, registering under the “Genius Party.”

The big money winner, who has as a contestant on the popular game show, hopes to be a “disrupter” in the upcoming political contest by “grabbing the Mensa vote away from the current president and other so-called ‘geniuses,’” said Holzhauer on Tuesday.

Image for post
Image for post
In addition to becoming a Hall of Famer, Holzhauer wants to become a “moron tamer,” apparently a reference to the current president. (Credit:

The Mensa Society is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. One must be a “verified genius” to become a member, not a fake genius like the moron currently occupying the White House.

Asked about the political positions he hopes to campaign on, Holzhauer named a few:

  • Eliminating taxes on casino winnings (Holzhauer is a professional gambler)
  • Eliminating income taxes in Nevada (Holzhauer lives in Las Vegas)
  • Doubling the tax deduction for charitable gifts (Holzhauer is to The Las Vegas Natural History Museum)
  • Reducing the cost of tickets to the U.S. Open Tennis tournament (Holzhauer is buying courtside tickets for his tennis-loving parents)

Asked why his campaign focus seems so self-serving, Holzhauer replied, “What’s good for me is good for America. Trust me, I’m a genius.”


Find more humor from me at

Written by

Writer. Satirist. Author. Cyclist. Visit me at .

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store