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Midterm elections: Pimp Dennis Hof wins election in Nevada

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Dennis Hof
Dennis
Hof sits in the parlour of his Moonlite BunnyRanch legal brothel
in Nevada in June.

REUTERS/Steve
Marcus/File Photo


  • Dennis Hof has been elected to the Nevada state
    assembly even though he died three weeks ago.
  • Hof, a pimp who owned several legal brothels in Nevada,
    died in October but got almost 70% of the vote against his
    Democratic challenger.
  • Hof called himself “The Trump of Pahrump” and said
    his support was similar to the support Trump continued to
    receive after his “Access Hollywood” tape was
    released.
  • Hof’s platform was largely conservative, as he looked
    to expand gun rights and vowed to take a tough stance on
    immigration.

A pimp who was inspired by Donald Trump to get involved in
politics has been elected to Nevada’s state assembly even though
he died three weeks ago.

Dennis Hof, a reality-television star and pimp who owned
several brothels, had been running for Nevada’s state legislature
when he was found dead on October 16, two days after this 72nd
birthday.

He
won his election on Tuesday
, defeating Democrat Lesia
Romanov, with almost 70% of the vote.


By that time, it was too late to take his name off the
ballot. Republicans in the state urged voters to cast their
ballot for him anyway to keep the seat from the Democrats. Under
state law, if a candidate who has died is elected, someone from
the same party is appointed by local officials to fill the
seat. 

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After Hof’s death, his campaign manager, Chuck Muth, told
Reuters that he was still “very comfortable” predicting a victory
for Hof, 
BuzzFeed News reported

Hof called himself “The Trump of Pahrump,” after his
town in Nevada, and beat a three-term incumbent Republican in
June’s primary. 

He told BuzzFeed in November that he thought support for him
mirrored the continued support for Trump after the emergence of
the “Access Hollywood” tape.

He said: “Women were like, ‘Yeah, we won’t vote for him.’ Till
they got behind the f–king ballot box and nobody’s looking —
boop, ‘I want a man. I don’t give a shit how many p—sies he
grabs, I want a man that’ll make things happen'”

“And the same thing with me.”


Dennis Hof
Dennis
Hof poses outside his brothel in Nevada in
June.

REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File
Photo


Hof’s platform was
largely conservative, as he looked to expand gun rights and vowed
to take a tough stance on immigration. He also wanted to push to
make the brothel industry more mainstream and introduce more sex
education to schools. 

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wins: All of the people who made history in the 2018 midterm
elections

Hof also starred HBO reality show
“Cathouse”, which chronicled life at his most
famous brothel, the Bunny Ranch. He owned five brothels in
Nevada, according to Reuters. Prostitution is legal in the
state.

He faced multiple accusations of sexual assault, and these
were under investigation when he died, according to
BuzzFeed.

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