Ex-Nevada Brothel Owner Dennis Hof Wins Assembly Seat Despite Being Dead

Clay Curtis
November 7, 2018

A Republican, Dennis Hof, has won an election to Nevada's State Assembly three weeks after his death in the United State.

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Hof, who died last month at his Love Ranch cathouse, garnered more votes than his Democratic opponent Lesia Romanov, according to the Nevada Independent.

Another Republican will be appointed to serve in his place after results showed the late brothel owner received over 60% of the vote.

He was found dead by porn star Ron Jeremy and a friend who went to wake him for a meeting hours after his weekend-long 72nd birthday party, Mr Muth previously said on Twitter.

Dennis Hof owner of the "Moonlite Bunny Ranch" attends Exxotica Day 1 at New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center on November 13, 2015 in Edison, N.J.

Hof gained his claim-to-fame by owning several brothels in Nevada, the only state where prostitution is legal.

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The author of "The Art of the Pimp, ' his autobiography, Hof called himself the 'Trump of Pahrump" after the Nevada city where he owned another two brothels.

Hof ran for office in 2016 as a Libertarian but lost, and this year he ran as a Republican and earned backing from Trump associate Roger Stone and anti-tax-increase advocate Grover Norquist. Officials have still not determined a cause of death, although foul play is not suspected.

"They will feel much more comfortable casting the ballot for him knowing there will be another Republican to replace him", he added.

The brothel where his body was found is where National Basketball Association player Lamar Odom was found unconscious in 2015.

Hof ran on a platform based on deeply conservative ideals, including expansion of gun rights and a hard-line policy on immigration.

He said an anti-brothel push and regulatory problems he faced this year needed political retribution.

The seat Hof won, the 36th Assembly District seat, has always been a Republican-held seat. They're banned in counties that contain Las Vegas and Reno, and the state does not publicize how many are open.

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