Dead brothel owner wins election for Nevada legislative seat

Dead Brothel Owner Elected To Nevada State Assembly. Credit PA

Dead Brothel Owner Elected To Nevada State Assembly. Credit PA

"I know Republicans in Nevada got massacred tonight, but my man Dennis Hof crushed his opponent from the great beyond in AD-36 & we crushed the anti-brothel initiative in Lyon County by about 80%", Muth wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

Hof was found dead October 16 after a weekend of parties celebrating his 72nd birthday. Officials have not yet released a cause of death, but they do not think it was the result of foul play.

A Republican will be appointed to the seat by county officials, according to The Associated Press.

Hof was found dead at his Love Ranch brothel about an hour outside Las Vegas.

Hof died in the same Love Ranch suite where Lamar Odom, the former National Basketball Association player and ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, overdosed in October 2015, the New Yorker report said.

The thrice-divorced author of "The Art of the Pimp", who appeared on HBO's "Cathouse", owned a strip club and five legal brothels in Nevada, the only USA state with legalized prostitution. The evening prior, he celebrated his 72nd birthday with a political rally at a hotel and casino called the Pahrump Nugget, according to The New Yorker. They're banned in counties that contain Las Vegas and Reno, and the state does not publicize how many are open.

Hof ran for office in 2016 as a Libertarian but lost the race. This summer, he ousted an incumbent Republican lawmaker in a primary election, celebrating at an election night party with "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss. The state doesn't publicize how many are open, and most owners keep a much lower profile than Hof did.

Mr Hof ran as an outspoken Republican for Nevada's Assembly District 36 before his death at the age of 72.

In a June interview from one of his brothels, Hof said his political fortunes had parallels with those of U.S. President Donald Trump.

When Hof died, it was already too late to remove his name from the ballot, and ballots had already been printed and mailed.

The legal pimp had also been accused of sexual assault on at least four occasions.

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