Dead US Republican Brothel Owner Wins Election in Nevada

The candidate for Nevada’s state legislature died last month but his name remained on the ballot.

A Republican brothel owner won the United States’ midterm election race for the Nevada state legislature Tuesday. However, the man will not be serving as he died last month.

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Dennis Hof, who had just turned 72, post-humorously defeated Democratic candidate Lesia Romanov with 68 percent of the vote in the race for the 36th Assembly District of Nevada.

He died on Oct. 16, two days after his birthday. However, his death came too late for electoral officials to take his name off the ballot.

Per state law, county officials will appoint a replacement candidate from the same party to fill his seat. 

Hof, a reality-TV star who proclaimed himself to be an "American pimp," owned a strip club and five legal brothels in Nevada. Nevada is the only state in the U.S. where prostitution is legalized.

Inspired to get into politics by U.S. President Donald Trump, Hof described himself as the "Trump of Pahrump", after his town in Nevada.

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

"This really is the Trump movement," Hof said from his brothel Moonlite BunnyRanch. "People will set aside for a moment their moral beliefs, their religious beliefs, to get somebody that is honest in office."

Chuck Muth, Hof's campaign manager, was one of many who predicted last month that the candidate would win.

"There are a lot of Republicans who were uncomfortable voting for Dennis because of the nature of his business and they now know that he is not the one who will be serving," Muth said.

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

Hof was found dead by his friends when they went to wake him up for a meeting. It was hours after his 72nd birthday party, Muth said on Twitter. He said Hof appeared to have died in his sleep.

The Republican candidate was three times divorced and the author of the book "The Art of the Pimp."

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Denis Hof, owner of seven brothels looms as possible Parliament member in the State of Nevada.

Thus informed last Sunday in Vegas the Spanish news agency EFE.

Hof, 71 years old, owns brothels in the states of Nye and Lyon, north of Nevada where prostitution is high and besides he is the star of the group “just adults” Cathouse of the HBO company.

Denis Hof owner of the brothel Love Ranch, where in 2015 was found unconscious after several party days the former NBA player Lamar Odom, as well as the Moonlite BunnyRanch, where the series Cathouse is shot, he’s been declared admirer of President Donald Trump, to whom he considers it’s his main political inspiration.

Hof declared in an interview to Rolling Stone magazine: “He is the Christopher Columbus of politics. Everything I do is to follow him into the new world.”

Besides he also revealed that Roger Stone was his consultant months ago.

Stone was former consultant of Donald Trump's electoral campaign in 2016.

The case of Hof holds similarities with the current tenant of the White House.

Donald Trump and Denis Hof have landed into politics in the same way: inexperienced, accused of sexual harassment and they both deny the accusations of two women who had sexual intercourse with them.

Hof declared to The New York Times: “I am with 540 girls in an environment with intense sexual burden and that is not a problem for me.”

In mid-term elections, next November voters from Nevada will decide if they close the brothels in at least one of the seven counties.

In this regard Hof estimates that this type of business “would not only stand but rather will strengthen.”

Denis Hof, also author of the book The Art of the Pimp will contest in the elections of November against the democrat Lesia Romanov, educator with more than two decades of work and green in politics.

Hof, if not chosen, will think to continue in politics and he even considers getting to the government of Nevada.

There is another golden difference among the cases of Cuba, United States and other countries of the area.

Because never, in the first case, a character like Denis Hof would have the slightest opportunity to attain a government position.

Cubasi Translation Staff / Amilkal Labañino Valdés

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