Dead brothel owner wins election for Nevada legislative seat

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A Republican will be tapped to serve in his place.

"I'm riding the Trump wave", Hof told CNN in June as he explained how an owner of legal brothels could win elections.

Late brothel owner (and reality TV star) Dennis Hof won the Nevada state legislative race he was running for as a Republican prior to his passing last month.

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

His campaign manager, Chuck Muth, announced the death on Twitter the following day, stating that he had been found unresponsive by Jeremy himself.

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

Hof's campaign for District 36 - composed of Nye, Lincoln and Clark Counties - was marked by publicity stunts and billboard advertising that broadcast his pledges of repealing taxes and protecting gun rights, according to the US magazine The New Yorker. Hof had denied the claims.

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Hof died at his Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada, on October 16 shortly after having sex with prostitute Dasha Dare.

Dennis Hof was an American brothel owner, entrepreneur, restaurateur and star of the HBO series, "Cathouse".

He was believed to have died in his sleep. 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. "People will set aside for a moment their moral beliefs, their religious beliefs, to get somebody that is honest in office".

Hof ran as a pro-Donald Trump Republican in a district that heavily supported the president in the 2016 election.

Initial estimates suggested the deceased Hof won almost 70% of the vote.

The author of The Art of the Pimp, his autobiography, Hof called himself the "Trump of Pahrump" after the Nevada city where he owned two other brothels.

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