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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

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Jeopardy champion Holzhauer has political ambitions for 2020. (jeopardy.com)

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.

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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.”

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