Dead Brothel Owner Dennis Hof Wins Nevada Assembly Election

Brothel owner Dennis Hof posthumously wins Nevada assembly seat

A brothel-owning, evangelical Christian-backed Republican candidate who died last month has been elected to the Nevada state legislature.

However three weeks after his death and two days after his burial, the self-styled "Trump of Pahrump" won the race for District 36 of the Nevada Assembly.

The timing of Hof's death meant his name remained on ballot papers and his victory ensures another Republican, to be chosen by county commissioners, will take the seat. The state doesn't publicize how many are open, and most owners keep a much lower profile than Hof did.

Dennis Hof, unfortunately, won't be able to serve the people of Nevada - 'cause he's dead and all - so the Silver State's running good old-fashioned want ads to find a replacement.

Hof owned brothels in Nevada - the only U.S. state where they are legally allowed to operate - and starred in am HBO reality show called Cathouse.

The show followed a number of prostitutes who worked in Hof's legal brothels.

Hof was found dead at his Love Ranch brothel about an hour outside Las Vegas. Dennis Hof was partying with porn actor Ron Jeremy when he died last month.

Earlier on Tuesday, it was announced that the Democrats captured the House of Representatives in America and that they are set to exert a major institutional check on President Trump, while breaking the Republican monopoly on power and ushering in a younger, more female and more racially diverse political generation.

Hof, 72, was found dead on October 16 by adult film star Ron Jeremy after a weekend of parties celebrating Hof's birthday.

About 20 brothels operate in Nevada in mostly rural areas. Former NBA star Lamar Odom was discovered unconscious at the same brothel several years ago but survived.

Hof ran for office in 2016 as a Libertarian but lost the race.

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

Hof was accused of sexual assault at least four times, most recently in September.

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