This is an odd story but another brothel owner already holds office in Nevada. So the craziest part of this story is that he was elected even though he passed away.
Some Nevada voters’ dislike of Democrats is so intense that they’d rather elect a dead Republican than let a Democrat be elected.
In Nevada’s 36th Assembly District on Tuesday, a long-standing GOP district, the voters elected Dennis Hof, who owned various brothels in the state, to represent them in the state assembly, rather than Democratic educator Lesia Romanov.
Hof died on October 16 just after celebrating his 72nd birthday for four days. His body was found at his own Love Ranch brothel by porn actor Ron Jeremy and a prostitute. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly, who also serves as the county’s coroner, said she had seen Hof at his birthday party the night before at a local casino-hotel reception room with over 100 of his friends. She added, “He was sitting on a stool talking with people when I left about 10. I guess that’s partying at 72.” Wehrly said there was no preliminary indication of foul play; an autopsy was scheduled to be done.
In 2016, Hof unsuccessfully ran for the same elective office as a Libertarian against hospital executive James Oscarson. In June, in a rematch, Hof defeated Oscarson in the primary, then celebrated with "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss. He stated, “It’s a bad day for the establishment. They’re not having fun today. They used every dirty trick they could to keep me out of office. This race was not about me being the brothel baron. It was about taxes and how my opponent raised taxes 29 out of 32 times. That’s why he got fired. When I came to the Republican party, I said to Michael McDonald, the head of the Republican party, ‘I’m your RINO hunter. I will be hunting these RINOs.’ We got the biggest prize of them all.”