Nevada's new congressman Dennis Hof is a brothel owner - and he's dead

Dead Brothel Owner Elected To Nevada State Assembly. Credit PA

Hof joined the Republican Party after President Donald Trump was elected and mimicked the president's tone in his own campaign, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The strip club owner, who ran five legal brothels in Nevada, during his campaign, dubbed himself the "Trump from Pahrump" in reference to the town where he lived in Nevada.

Dennis Hof, a brothel owner who died last month, overwhelmingly won an election to Nevada's State Assembly on Tuesday.

Hof beat his opponent Democrat Lesia Romanov and took Nevada's 36th Assembly District posthumously.

Dennis Hof, self-proclaimed pimp whose Donald Trump-inspired run for the state legislature drew national attention, was found dead on October 16. And as tragic as his death was, Hof campaign manager Chuck Muth previously indicated his boss's passing might actually help his electoral chances.

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.

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In June, Mr Hof won the nomination contest for a Republican state assembly seat, supported by Trump associates Roger Stone and Grover Norquist and evangelical Christians who said they voted for him because they believed he would clean up politics.

His body was discovered by porn actor Ron Jeremy and a prostitute.

Bonus link: ReasonTV interviewed Hof back in 2014 on prostitution, libertarianism, and more.

But much of Nevada's establishment GOP shunned him. Nye County encompasses the largest swath of the district, so its commissioner will have the biggest say, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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

Hof died in the same Love Ranch suite where Lamar Odom, the former National Basketball Association player and ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, overdosed in October 2015, the New Yorker report said.

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