LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Voters in Nevada elected a Republican brothel owner to the Assembly on Tuesday despite the fact that he had died a month ago.
Dennis Hoff received 63 percent of the vote on Election Day, compared to 37 percent for his opponent, Democrat Lesia Romanov. County officials will now appoint a Republican to serve in his place.
As previously reported, Hof was found deceased last month by porn actor Ron Jeremy, who went to wake him in his hotel room to go to a meeting in Pahrump. No foul play is believed to be involved.
Hof had won in the Republican primaries in June, chosen over incumbent assemblyman and hospital executive James Oscarson to face off against Romanov in the general election. He was the author of “The Art of the Pimp” and his Moonlite BunnyRanch brothel was featured in the HBO series “Cathouse.”
Hof was married twice, and claimed to have had sexual relations with 4,000 women. His campaign website warns that although he is a successful businessman, “he’s no choirboy. The rest of his story includes lots of sex, nudity and language that no good Christian woman should ever want to hear.”
“Most brothel owners keep a low profile, offering few interviews and buying only subtle advertising. But Hof had a penchant for splashy billboards and stunts that included helping several women ‘auction’ their virginity,” the Associated Press reports.
Nonetheless, reports around the time of the primaries outlined that some evangelicals said that they
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