Dead Brothel Owner Wins Local Nevada Election Running as a Republican

08 November, 2018, 00:28 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Dead Brothel Owner Elected To Nevada State Assembly. Credit PA

Brothel owner Dennis Hof has won an election to Nevada's State Assembly three weeks after his death.

Hof was found dead the morning after a birthday celebration attended by conservative anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, controversial former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and adult film star Ron Jeremy.

A brothel-owning, evangelical Christian-backed Republican candidate, who died last month, won his race for the Nevada state legislature late on Tuesday, according to state election officials.

His campaign manager actually seemed to admit at one stage that Hof's death might have improved his voting performance.

The Love Ranch brothel that Hof owned became notorious as the place where former Laker Lamar Odom was found unconscious in 2015.

Hof, who starred in the HBO reality television show Cathouse about the prostitutes working at one of his establishments, was running as a Donald Trump-style Republican. According to state law, county officials must now appoint another Republican who also resides in the district to take Hof's seat.

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Hof ran for office in 2016 as a Libertarian but lost the race. They're banned in the counties that contain Las Vegas and Reno. This summer, he ousted an incumbent Republican lawmaker in a primary election, celebrating at an election night party with "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss. Most owners keep a lower profile than Hof did.

He said he faced political retribution this year in the form of an anti-brothel push and regulatory problems.

Hof was accused of sexual assault at least four times, most recently in September. Nye is one of 3 counties that make up Nevada's 36th district, which Dennis would've repped if he was alive.

Muth said Hof had apparently 'died quietly in his sleep'.

The sprawling assembly district that touches both California and Utah and includes the Nevada National Security Site where nuclear weapons were once tested.

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