Brothel proprietor Dennis Hof has gained an election to Nevada’s State Meeting three weeks after his loss of life.
Mr Hof ran as an outspoken Republican for Nevada’s Meeting District 36 earlier than his loss of life on the age of 72.
He remained on the poll as a result of state regulation and GOP officers inspired voters to nonetheless forged their ballots for him with the intention to cease Democrats profitable the seat.
Outcomes confirmed that Mr Hof obtained 68.three% of the vote versus his Democrat rival Lesia Romanov’s 31.7% following his sudden loss of life on 16 October.
The strip membership proprietor, who ran 5 authorized brothels in Nevada, styled himself as America’s best-known pimp after showing on TV present Cathouse.
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Throughout his marketing campaign, he dubbed himself the “Trump from Pahrump” in reference to the city the place he lived in Nevada.
Mr Hof’s marketing campaign supervisor Chuck Muth mentioned election day was “bittersweet”.
“It is type of like Moses,” he advised Assume Progress forward of the election.
“He isn’t going to make it to the promised land with us… however we hope he is watching from the nice past.”
He mentioned Mr Hof “died quietly in his sleep” at Love Ranch – one of many brothels he operated in Crystal, Nevada.
He was discovered lifeless by porn star Ron Jeremy and a good friend who went to wake him for a gathering hours after his weekend-long 72nd birthday celebration, Mr Muth beforehand mentioned on Twitter.
Police didn’t suspect foul play on the time of his loss of life and nobody who was with him the evening earlier than seen any indicators of in poor health well being.
Mr Hof’s marketing campaign was primarily based on deeply conservative beliefs – together with a hard-line coverage on immigration and growth of gun rights.
He additionally fought towards outlawing brothels.
Round 20 brothels function in Nevada – the one US state the place prostitution is authorized.
In a earlier interview, Mr Hof mentioned: “This actually is the Trump motion.
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“Individuals will put aside for a second their ethical beliefs, their spiritual beliefs, to get anyone that’s sincere in workplace. Trump is the trailblazer, he’s the Christopher Columbus of sincere politics.”
In June, Mr Hof gained the nomination contest for a Republican state meeting seat, supported by Trump associates Roger Stone and Grover Norquist and evangelical Christians who mentioned they voted for him as a result of they believed he would clear up politics.