Last week Nevada brothel owner and reality TV star Dennis Hof beat his opponent, Lesia Romanov, for their state’s 36th Assembly District…despite the fact that he died last month.
On October 16, Hof was discovered by pornographic actor Ron Jeremy and a prostitute at his Love Ranch brothel an hour outside of Las Vegas, where he’d spent the previous four days partying in celebration of his 72nd birthday on October 14. Hof’s Love Ranch was also where Lamar Odom was found unconscious in 2015.
Hof garnered 68.3 percent of the vote versus Romanov’s 32 percent, and was able to win the hearts of the heavily GOP 36th Assembly District, which includes rural communities and large stretches of desert, after positioning himself as an unfiltered, Trump-style candidate.
Hof starred in the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse,” which took place on his Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Mound House, Nevada. He also penned a book titled The Art of the Pimp, analogous to Trump’s The Art of the Deal.
Sometime in the near future, county officials will select a Republican to take Hof’s place in the state legislature. Hof also ran for office in 2016 as a Libertarian, but lost the race to incumbent Republican candidate James Oscarson. This year he decided to run as a Republican and earned crucial support from Trump associate Roger Stone and tax-cut activist Grover Norquist.
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