Dead Brothel Owner Wins Local Nevada Election Running as a Republican

Brothel owner Dennis Hof posthumously wins Nevada assembly seat

Dennis Hof died Oct. 16

People who are interested in filling the seat of deceased Nevada Assembly District 36 victor Dennis Hof are invited to submit their application, Clark County announced. Add Midterm Elections as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Midterm Elections news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

During the poll declaration, Hof had 68.3% of the vote to defeat his Democrat rival Lesia Romanov who polled 31.7%.

Mr Muth was one of many who predicted last month that Mr Hof would win, stating Republicans had a two-to-one advantage over Democrats in the state assembly district in terms of voter registration.

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.

He was a supporter of President Donald Trump and his campaign netted endorsements from high-profile political figures like Americans for Tax Reform head Grover Norquist and fringe right fixture Roger Stone.

A couple of weeks ago I was with a friend from Nevada who told me that a dead brothel owner was favored to be elected to the Nevada legislature. He also starred in the HBO adult reality series Cathouse and wrote a book titled The Art of the Pimp, akin to Trump's book The Art of the Deal. He continued the festivities at his brothel with reality television personality Flavor Flav and porn-film actor Ron Jeremy, who found Hof dead the next morning. And as tragic as his death was, Hof campaign manager Chuck Muth previously indicated his boss's passing might actually help his electoral chances.

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Hof's Love Ranch brothel about an hour outside of Las Vegas, the same brothel where National Basketball Association player Lamar Odom was found unconscious in 2015, is where Jeremy and a prostitute found Hof's body.

The district is heavily rural, containing large desert areas in the southern region of Nevada.

He ran for office in 2016 as a Libertarian but lost.

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

He said Hof appeared to have died in his sleep.

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