By Diana Nollen/ SourceMedia
Iowa City native Paul Nelson did it again.
He defended his “Jeopardy!” crown in an episode that aired at 11:30 a.m. Monday (11/5/12) in Eastern Iowa. With a $15,200 win, his two-day total jumped to $29,200.
Nelson, 23, a legislative correspondent in Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Washington, D.C., office, again knew most of the questions to political answers in the long-running game show where contestants supply their replies in question form.
He was in the lead with $18,600 going into the Final Jeopardy category: Broadway Musicals. With a conservative wager, he managed to pull out a $15,200 win even though he erred by writing down “Les Miserables” instead of “Chicago” for the longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
His formidable opponents were law school student Shari Dwoskin of Montreal and retired paralegal Bobbi Hiltibidal of Topeka, Kan.
To see how Nelson fares on Election Day, tune in to “Jeopardy!” at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (11/6/12) on KWWL Channel 7.