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Aired February 21, 2016 - 20:00   ET


[20:00:13] ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Who lost the popular vote and the Electoral College, but was still elected president? If you think you know the answer, find out tonight on the CNN QUIZ SHOW: RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE EDITION.


COOPER: Hey, and welcome to the CNN QUIZ SHOW: RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE EDITION, I'm Anderson Cooper. Thanks for joining us tonight. We'll be testing our CNN hosts' knowledge on U.S. presidential elections. Three teams face off against each other, answering trivia questions about everything from debates to running mates. At stake a total cash prize of $40,000 that's going to be divided between the charities of their choice. You can play along at home, online by going to Now, let's meet the teams.


All right. Team number one, host of "THE LEAD" and "STATE OF THE UNION" Jake Tapper and CNN political commentator S.E. Cupp. It's first for S.E. playing.


S.E. CUPP, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Thank you, you can also call me dead weight.

COOPER: All right. What charity are you playing for?

JAKE TAPPER, CNN ANCHOR: We're playing for Homes For Our Troops, it's a great charity that builds especially designed homes for the most severely disabled veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

COOPER: All right. Excellent charity. Let's go.


Team number two, CNN political commentator Van Jones and host of host of the "INSIDE POLITICS" and chief national correspondent John King. Both of you first-time players, welcome.


JOHN KING, CNN CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: We are the outsiders. And this year people want change, not more of the same.

COOPER: OK. All right. What's your charity?

VAN JONES, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: We're supporting the crisis tech line. And it's a charity that helps mostly teenagers when they're in trouble. They might want to hurt themselves. They can text and get help right away.

COOPER: All right. Sounds good.


Team number three, the co-host of "AT THIS HOUR" Kate Bolduan and returning three time champion John Berman.


TAPPER: Although not undefeated, Anderson, not undefeated.

COOPER: Sure. Not undefeated. Jake Tapper -- won the first one.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Facts are facts.

COOPER: What charity you guys playing for?

KATE BOLDUAN, CNN CO-HOST, "AT THIS HOUR": Boys and Girls Club of America.

JOHN BERMAN, CNN CO-HOST, "EARLY START": Forty one hundred clubs, four million kids, it's a great charity. I worked (INAUDIBLE) --

COOPER: How much money have you raised so far in all victories so far?

BERMAN: Not nearly enough.


COOPER: All right. The winning team gets $20,000 for their charity, the other two teams get $10,000 each. Let's get started. The first game is buzz.


All right. Everybody has their buzzer. Questions in this round are worth ten points each. The first player to buzz in gets to answer. Players can buzz in before the question is completed. But if you answer incorrectly, your team is locked out from guessing again. You cannot consult with your teammate. If you buzz in, you're the one who has to answer. Everyone ready?


COOPER: Everyone has their buzzer?


COOPER: All right. Let's go. After becoming the only president unanimously elected, George Washington took the oath of office in which city? John?

BERMAN: New York.

COOPER: That's correct. Which president did not win the popular vote nor the Electoral Vote but was still elected -- Jake?

TAPPER: John Quincy Adams?

COOPER: That is correct. We should point out, in 1824 Jackson won both categories but didn't have Electoral College majority and the House of Representatives chose Adams. Which of the following former first ladies campaigned for her husband by recording a campaign ad in Spanish -- Van?

JONES: Laura Bush.

COOPER: That is incorrect. Asking Latino citizens to vote? Was it A -- John?

BERMAN: Betty Ford.

COOPER: That is incorrect. A, Pat Nixon. B, Mamie Eisenhower. C, Laura Bush or D, Jackie Kennedy.

TAPPER: Jackie Kennedy.

COOPER: Jake, that is correct. In 1972, when Thomas Eagleton stepped down as George McGovern's running mate due to mental illness revelations -- who took his place? John?

BERMAN: Sargent Shriver.

COOPER: That is correct? In 1793 after two years of marriage to his wife Rachel, Andrew Jackson discovered what? John?

BERMAN: She had never been divorced from her husband.

COOPER: She was still married. That is correct.

Number six, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot were all candidates in the 1992 election. Of the following, what do they have in common? A, all Rhodes scholars --




COOPER: That's incorrect. A, all Rhodes scholars. B, all left- handed. C, all born in Texas. D, all their mothers were nurses. Jake?

TAPPER: B, all left-handed.

COOPER: That is correct. Wow! How did you know that? That is very good. In 1968, Richard Nixon chose Spiro Agnew as his running-mate. At the time, Agnew is serving as the governor of what's state? Jake?

TAPPER: Maryland.

COOPER: That is correct. During a 2007 debate, democratic candidate Dennis Kucinich confirmed that while once at Shirley MacLaine's house, he --


COOPER: That is correct.


Due to the advent of the tintype or ferrotype process, whose presidential campaign featured the first campaign buttons with photos of the candidate? A, James K. Polk. B, Millard Fillmore. C, Abraham Lincoln or D, Grover Cleveland? Kate?


[20:05:25] COOPER: That is incorrect. James K. Polk, Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln or Grover Cleveland? Jake?

TAPPER: Abraham Lincoln.

COOPER: That is correct. A record from Smithsonian, Lincoln's 1860 button showed him clean-shaven, but on his 1864 buttons, he had his famous beard.

In which TV talk show did Republican John McCain first announced that he would seek the 2008 presidential nomination? Jake?

TAPPER: The "Tonight Show"?

COOPER: That is incorrect.

CUPP: Come on, man!


COOPER: A, "Late Show with David Letterman." Van?

JONES: Late Show.

COOPER: That is correct. "Late Show with David Letterman" made the official announcement of the two --



COOPER: All right. Van and John on the board. What is the most common first name amongst the people who have been elected president? Jake?

TAPPER: James. COOPER: That is correct. Very good. There are six James, Madison,

Monroe, Polk, Buchanan, Garfield and Carter. Whose presidential campaign was the first to televise a spot campaign ad? Was it A, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. B, Wendell Willkie. C, Dwight Eisenhower or D, Harry S. Truman? Van?

JONES: Eisenhower.

COOPER: That is correct. Lyndon Johnson's wife Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson was the first wife to do which of the following during the inauguration? A, ride with the President back to the White House. B, hold the Bible -- John?

BERMAN: B, hold the bible.

COOPER: That is correct. The first time all Americans cast their ballots to the presidency on the same day -- John?

BERMAN: 1848, Zachary Taylor.

COOPER: Zachary Taylor is correct. That is the correct answer. Wow! In her book "Going Rogue" Sarah Palin claimed the McCain campaign hired a New York stylist for her who also styled whom? A, John McCain. B, Katie Couric. C, Michelle Obama or D, Tina Fey. Jake?

TAPPER: B. Katie Couric.

COOPER: That is correct. Republican-controlled Congress approved the election-related 22nd Amendment which defined what? John?

BERMAN: Twenty second amendment defined how long you can serve, limits you two terms plus two years.

COOPER: That's correct. It limits presidents to two terms. Although, the general election was held on November 7th on what day in the year 2000 did Al Gore finally concede the presidency to George W. Bush? A, December 10th. B, December 11th. C, December 12. D, December 13. John?

BERMAN: December 13th.

COOPER: That is correct. Gore conceded 36 days after the general election following the Supreme Court ruling. And intentionally, Private First Lady Bess Truman according to family members insisted on maintaining a low profile in part for fear of the public learning which of the following. A, she was a republican. B, her father committed suicide. C, she had a stutter or D -- Jake?

TAPPER: C, she had a stutter.

COOPER: That is incorrect.

BOLDUAN: What was d?

COOPER: D, she had only graduated high school. A, she was Republican. B, her father committed suicide. C -- Kate? BOLDUAN: B.

COOPER: That is correct. B, her father committed suicide. Last question here on the board. And right now, tie between Jake and S.E. and Kate and John and Van and John not so much.

JONES: We got them right where we want them.

COOPER: That's right. You're the outsiders on this one, yes. On September 28th, 1987, democratic presidential candidate Pat Schroeder cried during her campaign speech. What was the reason for her tears? Jake?

TAPPER: She was announcing she was not going to run for president.

COOPER: Dropped out of the race. That is correct. Nicely done. All right.


COOPER: That's the end of round one. Let's take a look at the scores. We've got Van and John in third place right now with 20. Kate and John have 80 and Jake and S.E. are in the lead with 90 points. When we come back the players face off in head-to-head battles and the point values double. Stay tune.




[20:12:27] COOPER: Hey, welcome back to CNN QUIZ SHOW: RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE EDITION. Let's take a look at the players' scores. Right now in third place, Van and John with 20. You guys can still come back --

JONES: Exactly.

COOPER: No problem. Kate and John are in second place with 80. And in the lead, we have Jake and S.E. with 90 points.


The next game, we call it "Face Off." Two players from opposing teams face off against each other. They'll be asked three questions. The first player to hit the bell gets the first shot at answering. Correct answers are worth 20 points each. We drew names out of a hat. First up, Van versus Kate. Time to face off.


BOLDUAN: Remember, I get extra points.

JONES: No mercy.

COOPER: How did you injure yourself?

BOLDUAN: I attempted to cook.

COOPER: You attempted to cook. That serves you right. We don't do that in New York City.

BOLDUAN: You're exactly right. So I learned.

COOPER: Yes. All right. So your category tonight is families of candidates. All right? Families of candidates. Here's the bell right here in the middle. Right here in the middle. All right. Hands behind your backs. All right. Let's begin.

What code name did the Secret Service give to Bill Clinton's brother Roger? That was -- you touched the bell. It may not have rung but you touched the bell. So, what code name did the Secret Service give to Bill Clinton's brother Roger? A, pain. B, ulcer. C, migraine. D, headache.

JONES: Headache.

COOPER: That is correct.


COOPER: I don't know about that. I know, questionable.

BOLDUAN: It didn't ring.


BOLDUAN: But he touched the bell. I read these rules.

KING: He got it twice. He should get twice the points.


COOPER: All right.

JONES: Thank you. Thank you sir.

COOPER: During his brother's presidential campaign, Donald Nixon took a loan from whom to fund his restaurant business? A, Howard Hughes. B, Howard Hawks. C, Humphrey Bogart. D, Carry Grant.

JONES: Howard Hughes.

COOPER: That is correct.

BOLDUAN: Come on!

COOPER: Yes. Come on! When moving out -- when moving out of the White House -- final question, when moving out of the White House, what did Teddy Roosevelt's daughter Alice bury in the front lawn? A, voodoo doll of the incoming First Lady Nellie Taft. B, her step mother's jewelry box. C, a time capsule from her father's administration or D, her pet snake Emily Spinach. Van?

JONES: Pet snake.

COOPER: That is incorrect.

BOLDUAN: Time capsule.

COOPER: That is also incorrect. The correct answer, a voodoo doll with the incoming first lady Nellie Taft.



COOPER: You can't make this stuff up.

BOLDUAN: Come on! Oh my God!


COOPER: All right. Ben got two. Kate got zero. Twenty points for each correct answer. So, they'll going to head back to their podiums.

Coming up next, Jake versus John Berman. Wow.


That's getting tough. Head-to-head match-up.

COOPER: Out of the hat. I'm telling you.

TAPPER: That's out of the hat.

COOPER: Yes, it was out of the house.


From what I'm told.


COOPER: Your questions will be about traditions. You're both very traditional -- traditional guys.

CUPP: You've got this Jake.

TAPPER: This time we recline the table.

COOPER: That's right. Exactly. We'll just readjust this. All right. Just three questions. Number one, in 1968, then-presidential candidate Richard Nixon told "Life" magazine, he refused to do what activity because he didn't want to, quote, "look like a jerk." A, eat at a diner. B, kiss a baby. C, campaign on a train or D, shake voters' hands. John?

BERMAN: Kiss a baby. COOPER: That is correct. Number two, which presidential nominee

broke tradition to become the first candidate to accept the nomination --

BERMAN: Franklin Roosevelt 32.

COOPER: That is correct. To accept the nomination in person.

CUPP: What?

COOPER: Number three, deemed unsafe for the president which first lady did a four-day eight-state whistle stop tour of the south to garner votes for her husband. A, Eleanor Roosevelt. B, Lady Bird Johnson --

BERMAN: Lady Bird Johnson.

COOPER: That is correct. Wow! Nicely done.


COOPER: Jake got zero, John got them all. Three points. Three corrects. Twenty points for each answer. We'll see how the final round goes. S.E. and John King, come on down.


KING: He's got a chip on his neck.

COOPER: Yes, I know.

CUPP: We just did the Apple update this morning.

COOPER: I know.


COOPER: He's like rain man. Scary.

All right. So there's no magic wall this is just a bell, very old school.

KING: It's a magic bell though. Right?

COOPER: It's a magic bell. All right.

CUPP: OK. Fighting stance.

COOPER: All right.

CUPP: Ready.

COOPER: Just three questions, hands behind the back. In his memoir, Dan Quayle wrote, it was more than a gaffe, it was a defining moment of the worst imaginable kind. About what 1992 incident? John King?

KING: Spelling the word potato.

[20:17:19] COOPER: That's right. The word potato is misspelled. That is correct. Number two, in one vice presidential debate, which candidate famously began his opening statement by saying, who am I? Why am I here?

KING: James Stockdale, 1992.

COOPER: Wow! That's correct. You didn't even have to give the date. Final question, in 2000 while in New Hampshire, GOP contender Gary Bauer fell off a stage and threw a curtain while trying to do what? A -- John?

KING: Flip pancakes.

COOPER: That is correct.

CUPP: Come on!


COOPER: S.E. got zero, John got three. Twenty points each correct answer. Let's take a look at the scores right now. Nicely done. Actually Jake and S.E. right now in third place. Things have reversed. Van and John in second place. Nice. Very close behind Kate and John in the lead with 140 points.


Still anybody's game. Coming up next, we're going to take a look at how well these teams work together. We'll find out when the pressure is amped up for the guessing game after the break.



[20:21:58] COOPER: And welcome back to the CNN QUIZ SHOW. Three teams are competing to win money for their favorite charities. Remember you can compete in the online game at Let's see where the teams stands so far. It's a very close race right now. Jake and S.E. in third with 90 points.

CUPP: It's OK. It's OK.

COOPER: Van and John with 120 points in second place and in the lead, Kate and John with 140 points. There's still a lot of game to go.


It's time now to play picture this. Teammates have to work together, one person giving clues, the other guessing clues. The person connected to presidential elections will pop up on the screen. The clue giver has to get their teammate to correctly guess who it is. You can't use any part of the name, no initials, no rhymes with. You'll have one minute to guess as many as possible. And correct answers are worth 30 points. The first-place team plays the first. So Kate and John, come on down.


All right. How did you decide who was going to play which position?

JONES: Because he has a computer in his head.


BOLDUAN: I don't know.

COOPER: All right.

BOLDUAN: We just decided this morning.

CUPP: Kate is the giver.

COOPER: She's a giver. All right. Good.

TAPPER: And John is a taker.


COOPER: True. He has taken from all of us in too many ways.

All right your category is Republican presidential or vice presidential candidates. Sixty seconds on the clock. Ready go.

BOLDUAN: 2012.

BERMAN: Mitt Romney.

COOPER: That is correct.

BOLDUAN: Potato guy.

BERMAN: Dan Quayle.

COOPER: Correct.

BOLDUAN: 2008.

BERMAN: John McCain.

COOPER: Correct.

BOLDUAN: '96 nominee.

BERMAN: Bob Dole.

COOPER: Correct.

BOLDUAN: AUH 12 (ph).

BERMAN: Barry Goldwater.

COOPER: That's correct.

BOLDUAN: Nine-nine-nine.

BERMAN: Herman Cain.

COOPER: That's is correct.

BOLDUAN: Minnesota.

BERMAN: Michelle Bachmann.


COOPER: Correct.

BOLDUAN: -- system.

BERMAN: Thomas Dewey.

COOPER: Correct.

BOLDUAN: Publisher. Publisher.

BERMAN: Steve Forbes.


COOPER: Correct.

BOLDUAN: Rand debt (ph).

BERMAN: Ron Paul.

COOPER: That is correct.

BOLDUAN: Bills quarterback.

BERMAN: Jack Kemp.

COOPER: That's correct.

BOLDUAN: Seven hundred club.

BERMAN: Pat Robertson.

COOPER: That is correct.

BOLDUAN: Secretary of State --

BERMAN: Alexander Haig.

COOPER: That's correct.

JONES: Oh my God!

BOLDUAN: Speaker of the House. BERMAN: Newt Gingrich.

COOPER: That is correct.

BOLDUAN: You forgot the three agencies.

BERMAN: Rick Perry.

COOPER: That is correct.

BOLDUAN: 9/11 mayor.

BERMAN: Rudy Giuliani.

COOPER: That is correct.

Wow! Oh, my God! Wow! Wow!


BOLDUAN: I feel like I just had a baby.


COOPER: Each one is worth 30 points.

BOLDUAN: Oh, my gosh!

COOPER: You got 16 correct.


You're up to 620 points. Nicely done.


BERMAN: Nice work.

BOLDUAN: That was great.

COOPER: All right.

BERMAN: We have to put you on a lock box.

COOPER: I don't know. I -- yes.

TAPPER: I thought that that was going to be tougher. I got to say. That's really tough.

COOPER: Van and John King. You guys were in second place. It's your turn --

CUPP: John McCain, I don't even remember him.

COOPER: Your category is democratic presidential or vice presidential -- CUPP: Oh, we're going to get third party candidates.


COOPER: What did you say?

CUPP: We're going to get third-party candidates. Right? So excited!

TAPPER: Angela Davis!


COOPER: All right. Democratic presidential or vice presidential candidates, 60 seconds on the clock. Ready, go.

JONES: '88.

KING: Dukakis.

COOPER: Correct. First name.

KING: Michael Dukakis.


JONES: 2008 contender? Wife problem.

KING: John Edwards.

COOPER: That is correct.

JONES: 2004 presidential candidate. Presidential candidate for 2004.

KING: John Kerry.


COOPER: That is correct.

JONES: Woman VP.

KING: Geraldine Ferraro.

COOPER: Correct.

JONES: Keep hope alive.

KING: Barack Obama.

JONES: No, I'm sorry, '88 keep hope alive.

KING: Jesse Jackson.

COOPER: That's right.

JONES: Scream, I have a scream. KING: Howard Dean.

COOPER: That is correct.

JONES: Woman problem in '88.

KING: Bill Clinton.

JONES: '88. Before.

KING: Gary Hart.


COOPER: That is correct.

JONES: Went into space, astronaut.

KING: John Glenn.

COOPER: That is correct.

JONES: Bigot in '68.

KING: Wallace. George Wallace.

COOPER: We'll give you that. You've got nine correct. By the way, John Edwards, I don't think he had a wife problem, I think he had more of a nonwife problem.


COOPER: By the way, I quibble.


You got nine correct. Each is worth 30 points. That puts you up to 390, very well done. Very well done.


CUPP: Where do we go from here?

COOPER: All right. Jake and S.E., come on down.


COOPER: All right.

CUPP: What you got for us, Anderson?

COOPER: Let's see how you do here. Your category is reporters who covered presidential politics.

TAPPER: Oh, come on!

CUPP: Before the bicentennial or after? All right.

COOPER: Reporters who covered presidential politics. You know many of these people. Sixty seconds on the clock. Ready? Go.

CUPP: She was the White House reporter super old, maybe anti- Palestinian, front row of the White House press corps?


CUPP: Yes. Pass. He was embroiled in George Bush scandal where --

TAPPER: Dan Rather.

CUPP: Yes.

COOPER: Correct.

CUPP: "Meet the Press" host.

TAPPER: Tim Russert.

CUPP: Yes.

COOPER: Correct.

CUPP: She asked Sarah Palin if she read the --

TAPPER: Katie Couric.

CUPP: Yes.

COOPER: Correct.

CUPP: He died of lung cancer? He --

TAPPER: Peter Jennings.

CUPP: Yes.

COOPER: That is correct.

CUPP: In the Situation Room with --

TAPPER: Wolf Blitzer.

CUPP: Yes.

COOPER: Correct.

CUPP: He was part of not Bernstein, but --

TAPPER: Bob Woodward.

CUPP: Yes.

COOPER: Correct. CUPP: He's a -- pass. Pass. Pass! "FACE THE NATION."

TAPPER: Bob Schieffer.

CUPP: Before? Maybe not. Pass. Pass. Oh!

COOPER: All right. You, let's see, before you turn around, some of the ones that were passed on, the first one -- very famous female --

TAPPER: Yes. I know who it is.

COOPER: Helen Thomas.

TAPPER: Helen Thomas.

COOPER: Right.

TAPPER: I just had a brain lapse on that one.

COOPER: If she had said -- legendary anchor for NBC News, long-time anchor.

TAPPER: Tom Brokaw.

COOPER: Tom Brokaw is correct.

Anyway, you got six correct. Each is worth 30 points that brings you up to 270 points.


COOPER: So, let's take a look at the updated score. Right now, in third, Jake and S.E., 270. Van and John in second with 390. And Kate and John with 620.

Still some chances though to put a lot of points on the board. And have a rapid-fire round with big points. Anyone can take the lead, stay with us.



[20:33:30] COOPER: Hey, welcome back to the CNN QUIZ SHOW: RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE edition. It's all about presidential elections.

Three teams of CNN hosts are competing to win a total of $40,000 for their favorite charities. And third place right now, Jake and S.E. playing for Homes For Our Troops. They've have 270 points. Two hundred seventy points. In second place, Van and John playing for Crisis Text Line with 390 points. And leading the pack right now, Kate and John playing for the Boys and Girls Club of America, they've got 620 points.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) The next game is called all for one. Each team will be presented with a set of four presidential candidates. When I state a fact, the players take turns saying which of the four people that fact applies to. Each team will have one minute to get as many correct as possible. And in each answer will be worth 40 points. We'll see how our player do with this challenge. Jake and S.E., we'll start with you, guys.

TAPPER: All right.


COOPER: You remind me of a young Teddy White.


Let's take a look at your four presidential candidates. Your four presidential candidates are Mitt Romney, Aaron Burr, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Al Gore. I'll ask you a question to each of you alternating and the person I asked the question to has to answer the question. You cannot confer with each other. We're going to put 60 seconds on the clock.

Jake, his mom was a Hollywood actress who later ran for U.S. Senate seat for Michigan and lost?

TAPPER: Mitt Romney.

COOPER: That is correct.

S.E., he helped establish the company known as JP Morgan Chase.

CUPP: Roosevelt.

COOPER: Incorrect. Aaron Burr.

Jake, he attended the Vanderbilt University divinity school --

TAPPER: Al Gore.

COOPER: That is correct.

S.E., at 21 he was seriously injured in a car accident in France and mistakenly declared dead by --

CUPP: Romney.

COOPER: That is correct.

Jake, despite never being in the military he once held the title of assistant secretary of the navy.

TAPPER: Aaron Burr.

COOPER: That is incorrect. Roosevelt.

S.E., his first job was working as a law clerk at a prestigious firm on Wall Street.

CUPP: Al Gore?

COOPER: That is correct. Incorrect. Roosevelt.

Jake, he was such an admirer of Dwight Eisenhower, he asked his grandchildren to call him Ike.

TAPPER: Franklin Roosevelt.

COOPER: That is incorrect. Romney.

S.E., his name was featured in a famous 1993 advertisement for the Got Milk campaign.

CUPP: Aaron Burr.

COOPER: That is correct.

Jake, one of the guests at this man's wedding was future President Gerald Ford.

TAPPER: Al Gore.

COOPER: That is incorrect. Romney.

S.E., he once hosted a hot dog picnic for British royalty at this family's estate.

CUPP: Roosevelt.

COOPER: That is correct. Roosevelt. Nicely done.

CUPP: Don't pity. Don't pity --

COOPER: I'm not.

CUPP: I don't want your pity.


COOPER: I'm not trying to be patronizing.

I thought I was being supportive actually.

TAPPER: We do need that kind of individual encouragement.

COOPER: Lesson learned. I will now be much more --

TAPPER: It's just the tone.


BOLDUAN: Just a little judgy.

COOPER: Normally, I would said, you got five correct. Now that sounds a little judgy. Maybe.

CUPP: Robotic.

COOPER: You got five correct. Those are worth 40 points each. So, that's 200 points on the board.

TAPPER: Thank you so much.

CUPP: Thank you. Thank you.

COOPER: All right. Coming up next, Van and John. You're up. Your four presidential candidates. Let's take a look. Abraham Lincoln, Bob Dole, George McGovern and Thomas Jefferson.

KING: Does the pity come with points?


COOPER: All right. Van, he's a distant relative of actor Tom Hanks.

JONES: McGovern.

COOPER: That is incorrect. Lincoln.

John, besides English, he could read Greek, Latin, French and Italian?

KING: Thomas Jefferson.

COOPER: That is correct.

Van, he has a recipe for ice cream that's held at the library of Congress.

JONES: Jefferson.

COOPER: That is correct.

John, he established the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

KING: McGovern.

COOPER: Incorrect. Lincoln.

Van, according to one historic association he had a pet mockingbird named Dick who sat on his shoulder while at work.

JONES: Jefferson.

COOPER: That is correct.

John, he was a platoon leader at the 10th mounted division with the --

KING: Bob Dole.

COOPER: That is correct.

Van, after his daughter's death he founded a nonprofit organization to fund research on alcoholism.

JONES: Dole.

COOPER: That is incorrect. McGovern.

John, he was born in Kentucky, but began his political career in Illinois.

KING: Lincoln.

COOPER: That is correct.

Van, before his presidential bid he served as governor of Virginia, secretary of state and vice president.

JONES: Jefferson.

COOPER: That is correct.

John, he served as a spokesman for health issues including impotent --

KING: Bob Dole.

COOPER: That is correct.

Van, he took -- that is it. All right. Seven correct. Those are worth 40 points each. So that takes you to 670.


All right. Kate and John. You are up. Take a look at your four presidential candidates. Ted Kennedy, Andrew Jackson, Rudy Giuliani, and Gary Hart. Sixty seconds on the clock.

Kate, he blamed his wife's death on critics who attacked their marriage during his presidential campaign.

BOLDUAN: Jackson.

COOPER: That is correct.

John, he declared an invitation to try out for the Green Bay Packers because he intended to go into politics.

BERMAN: Gary Hart.

COOPER: That is incorrect. Kennedy.

Kate, he graduated from the Yale divinity school, law school into the University of Oxford.

BOLDUAN: Gary Hart.

COOPER: That is correct.

John, a man attempted to kill this man tried to shoot him twice with two different guns but --

BERMAN: Andrew Jackson.

COOPER: That is correct.

Kate, he attended a Catholic college prep school at which he founded an opera club.

BOLDUAN: Ted Kennedy.

COOPER: That is incorrect, Rudy Giuliani.

John, he intended international law school at The Hague in the Netherlands.

BERMAN: Gary Hart.

COOPER: That is incorrect. Kennedy.

Kate, he served as the campaign manager for George McGovern's presidential run.

BOLDUAN: Gary Hart.

COOPER: That is correct.

John, he was a prisoner of war who had prominent scar on his left hand from refusing to follow orders --

BERMAN: Andrew Jackson.

COOPER: That is correct. Kate, he authored a book for children about the political process that was narrated by his dog.

BOLDUAN: Giuliani.

COOPER: That is incorrect. Kennedy.

John, Barry Goldwater once said of this man, you can disagree with him politically but I --

BERMAN: Ted Kennedy.

COOPER: That is incorrect. I've never met a man who is more honest and more moral. And the answer is Gary Hart. Yes. A great judge of character.


You've got five correct. Those are worth 40 points each. So, that's 200 for you.


Let's look at the scores right now. Everybody is getting closer right now. Third place right now. Jake and S.E. with 470. Van and John in second with 670 and Kate and John have 820. We're going to go to the magic wall for a match game with huge points. Stay right there.



[20:43:20] COOPER: Hey, welcome back to the CNN QUIZ SHOW: RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE edition. The players are competing for a total of $40,000. They're divided among the charities that they've chosen. Only two more rounds left. There are big points we had. The tables could turn faster. Here's where we stand right now.

Jake and S.E. are in third place with 470 points. Van and John second place with 670 points. And in first right now, Kate and John with 820 points.


So our next game is called match make. Each team will have one minute to try to complete a match game. The team who makes the most matches in the shortest amount of time wins 300 points. Second place earns 200 points, third place gets 100 points. Let's bring our first team down to the match-up wall and get started. Kate and John Berman, you're in the lead, you guys go first. Come on down.

BERMAN: Key is to think about it.


COOPER: Liberate. All right. These are the three categories. Best in show. No country for old men. You complete me.

Which, do you want to do?

BOLDUAN: We have a disagreement, but we're going to go with you complete me.


COOPER: All right.

BOLDUAN: You know what?



COOPER: I complete you, I know. Let's take a look at you complete me. It is -- you complete me is running mates. You match the presidential candidates to their running mate. These are the presidential candidates, you match them to their running mates. I'm going to click here. And again.

BERMAN: Estes Kefauver is Adlai Stevenson. Earl Warren is Thomas Dewey. Ed Muskie is Hubert Humphrey. Geraldine Ferraro is Walter Mondale. Jack Kemp is Bob Dole.


BERMAN: I hate these people so bad.


COOPER: Given the smirk on your face, I think you feel pretty good. Don't you think, John?

Does he actually have a heart to you?


COOPER: Let's take a look. He got them all right.


CUPP: What? What?

COOPER: And remember -- and in this game, remember, it's not just about getting them all right. It's also about how quickly you did it. You got them all right in ten seconds.


BOLDUAN: Thank you.

BERMAN: Thank you.

COOPER: Very nicely done. All right.


COOPER: All right. Van and John King, you guys are up. Come on down.

CUPP: Oh, this is John King's baby.

COOPER: You're betting all the magic wall. All right.

KING: She already let me down.

COOPER: You have two choices here, no country for old men or best in show.

JONES: Best in show.

KING: Best in show. The man says --

COOPER: Best in show. All right. Let's take a look at that. Best in show -- is the match the president to the year they were first elected. Here are your five presidents. Match them to the year they were first elected. And let's go.

JONES: All right. We know this one. Where did he go? Where did he go? He's down here. OK. Good. This is nuts.

KING: Yes. I think -- Monroe would be -- 76.

JONES: And before him.

KING: No. Let's see.

JONES: Try that backwards.

KING: Yes. I think that's not right.

JONES: That's backwards. Right?

KING: Yes. I think that's right. You're right. And.


COOPER: All right. John head back over there.



COOPER: How do you guys feel? Do you feel like you got them all right?


KING: I feel like it's a very -- yes.

COOPER: All right. Let's take a look at how many correct you got. All right. Wow!

JONES: But you see -- fashion point of view. It's much nicer.

KING: Yes, it looks much nicer.

JONES: Think about this. Think about this.

COOPER: All right. You got two right, it took you 29 seconds. Guys, thanks very much. Go back.


And Jake and S.E.

CUPP: I'm so glad we didn't pick that one.

I guess we're stuck with old men.

TAPPER: OMB directors. Got it. Got it.


TAPPER: I love the level playing field.

COOPER: It's original nominations for OMB directors.


COOPER: Absolutely right. OK. Let's take a look at the category. No country for old men. It's presidential ages, match the presidents to the age they were when elected for the first time. President to the age they were --

TAPPER: And their birthdays. And their birthdays.

CUPP: And their sign.

COOPER: Go, go, go, go.

TAPPER: Forty three is John F. Kennedy. Forty six Barack Obama. You know what, okay. Forty seven -- no, no, no. Yes. Do that. Sixty eight William Henry Harrison -- 68, 69.

CUPP: What do you think?

TAPPER: Yes. I think that's right. Exactly right.

COOPER: All right. S.E. --

CUPP: I'm not going to do your job.

COOPER: It's all right. Yes. I would never.

Let's take a look.

CUPP: Oh, my God!

COOPER: You got three right.

CUPP: Wow!

COOPER: It took 19 seconds though. It took 19 seconds though. So that was better than Van and John.

CUPP: Saving, saving.


KING: This is team anti-pity.

CUPP: Come on!

[20:48:31] COOPER: Kate and John, you got five right in ten seconds. So, you obviously win this round. You get 300 points, bringing your total score up to 1120. Jake and S.E., they got three right in 19 seconds, putting them in second place. So, you earn 200 points, bringing yourselves up to 670. Van and John got two right and no one really cares how long it took because it was 29 seconds. But it doesn't matter. You guys get 100 points, you're in third place, making your new score 770. So actually you are now in second place. Kate and John are in first place. Jake and S.E. are in third.

CUPP: So, nothing has changed. COOPER: When we come back our final round during the break you're

going to decide how much to wager on one last question. It all comes down to that. Stay tune.


[20:53:04] COOPER: Hey, welcome back to the CNN QUIZ SHOW: RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE edition. This is it. This is the final round. Forty thousand dollars on the line for three charities. Homes For Our Troops, Crisis Text Line and the Boys and Girls Club for America. First place gets 20,000 for their charity, second and third place will each get $10,000. Every charity gets something. Let's recap the scores right now in third place --

TAPPER: No need, really.

COOPER: Well, let's quickly do it.

Jake and S.E., 670 points. Van and John, just with 100 points ahead. Seven hundred seventy points. And Kate and John, 1120 points.


Last game is called the big bet. Each team gets to choose from a group of four presidential candidates. I'll ask a question that relates to that candidate. During the break the teams decided how much they're going to wager. If their answer -- if they answer their question correctly. They earn their points, they bet obviously. If they get it wrong, they lose those points. It's pretty simple. We'll have 15 seconds to come up with their answer. And this time they can consult with each other. So it's anyone's game. Maybe. Right now let's get started.


All right. Jake and S.E. in third place, you get first pick. Your options are George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan. Which one would you like to choose?

TAPPER: We'll go with George W. Bush.

COOPER: All right. George W. Bush. Take a look at this.

CUPP: I've heard of him.


GEORGE W. BUSH (R), 43RD PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I'm running to keep the peace. I want the moms and dads and grandparents to hear this loud and clear -- this will be an administration that does everything in our power to make the world a more peaceful place. I can't think of a better legacy, a better legacy for an administration than to say we kept the peace. We kept ourselves out of war.

(END VIDEO CLIP) COOPER: That was President George W. Bush out on the campaign trail back in 2000. President Bush lost the popular vote, but was still elected to the White House becoming the first president to do so since whom? He lost the popular vote, was still elected to the White House, becoming the first president to do so since whom?

TAPPER: All right. The question is, who was the last president before George W. Bush to win the electoral vote but lose the popular vote?

COOPER: That is correct.

TAPPER: And the answer we believe is -- Benjamin Harrison.

COOPER: And that is correct. Nicely done.


Let's take a look at how much you wagered.

TAPPER: We bet it all. We bet it all.

COOPER: I like it, I like it.


All right. I agree. I'm with you.

It brings you up to 1340. Nicely done. Very well.

TAPPER: We could end the game now.

COOPER: Quick take a picture, somebody Instagram it.

TAPPER: Right now.

COOPER: All right. Van and John King. The remaining choices available are Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan.

JONES: Shocking no one, I'll say Bill Clinton.

COOPER: All right. Let's take a look at this.


BILL CLINTON (D), 42ND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: In my state, when people lose their jobs, there's a good chance I'll know them by their names. When a factory closes, I know the people who ran it when the businesses goes bankrupt, I know them. And I've been out here for 13 months, meeting and meetings just like this ever since October with people like you all over America. People that have lost their jobs, lost their livelihood, lost their health insurance. What I want you to understand is, the national debt is not the only cause of that. It is because of America has not invested in its people.

(END VIDEO CLIP) COOPER: That was Bill Clinton in the second of three 1992 presidential debates. Clinton went on to be elected to two terms as president, becoming the first Democrat elected to a second presidential term since whom? President Clinton was the first Democrat elected to a second presidential term since whom? Time is up.

JONES: Wait. Repeat the question, please, sir.

COOPER: Bill Clinton was elected to two terms as president. Becoming the first Democrat elected to a second presidential term since whom? We need an answer.

KING: Lyndon Johnson. Although he inherited the first one.

COOPER: That is correct. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Elected to a second presidential term.

All right. How much did you wager on that one?

KING: None.

COOPER: Six hundred seventy five.

OK. That brings you to 95 points. All right.


Kate and John. Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan.

BERMAN: We're going to go Reagan.

COOPER: Go for Reagan.

In 1980, Reagan got into an argument with a moderator of a primary debate over who should be able to participate, the debate itself was paid for by Reagan. Here's one moment from the bickering.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Would the sound man please turn Mr. Reagan's mic off?



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Mr. Green, you asked me if you would -- I am paying for this microphone, Mr. Green.


COOPER: That dramatic moment occurred just three days before what state primary, also the location of the debate itself?

BERMAN: Was it Hawaii? BOLDUAN: I don't think it was Hawaii.

COOPER: Oh, they're just being cruel. They're just -- look at the grin on John Berman's face. The smirk. So pleased and satisfied.

BOLDUAN: We're going to say New Hampshire.

COOPER: And that of course is correct.


How much did you wager?

Four hundred and twenty one points and a smiley face that brings you up to a revolting 1,541. Nicely done. You guys have won $20,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.


But there are no losers here, Jake and S.E., you've won $10,000 for Homes for Our Troops. And Van and John, you've won $10,000 for the Crisis Text Line.


That is it, I want to thank all our players. I want to thank everybody in the studio audience. I want to thank you all for watching. Hope you have fun at home. Good night.