The GOP may want to do a little research and apply some minimum standards before allowing just anyone to run for office as a Republican. The owner of several brothels in Nevada, who very recently was a die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter, just won the Republican primary for a state legislature seat. I realize this is Nevada, but having a pimp running isn’t exactly what the Republican Party should be associated with.
The Reno Gazette Journal reports that Dennis Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson in the Republican primary for the state legislature. He will face off against democrat Lesia Romanov in the November general election and is heavily favored to win. I guess that’s good news.
Now here’s the less-good news: You may know Hof as a star of the HBO reality series Cathouse or as the owner of several brothels in Nevada, including the Moonlite Bunny Raunch. He also owns the Love Ranch where Lamar Odom overdosed after a 4-day coke and hookers bender.
Back in 2016, Hof ran for office as a Libertarian and lost, but that’s not his only anti-GOP credentials. In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election he was a fanatic supporter of Hillary Clinton. He got his prostitutes to start the “Hookers for Hillary” campaign. Here’s some fun stuff from the now-defunct website:
Prostitutes at Dennis Hof’s world famous “Moonlite Bunny Ranch” legal brothel in Carson City, Nevada are banding together to announce their support of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
The Affordable Health Care Act made health insurance available for the first time ever to the 500 independent contractors employed by Dennis Hof. With any Republican nominee likely to work for its’ repeal, the Bunnies want to protect the quality health coverage that they now enjoy.
Bill Clinton presided over the most prosperous time in Bunny Ranch history, which coincided with a tax increase on the wealthiest Americans such as brothel owner Dennis Hof. The Bunnies recognize that thriving economies are built from the bottom up, where the vast majority of their clients originate. A return to relying on the disproven theory of trickle-down economics would only serve to exclude the vast majority of hard-working Bunny Ranch clients from having the discretionary income to enjoy with their favorite Bunny.
That was in 2015, and clearly Hof not only loved Hllary Clinton, but supported ObamaCare and raising taxes. These are not things one would normally associate with the Republican Party. Now however, Hof is a Republican who claims to support Donald Trump. He even calls himself the “Trump of Pahrump” because he lives in Pahrump, Nevada.
He explained his miraculous transformation like this:
“It’s all because Donald Trump was the Christopher Columbus for me. He found the way and I jumped on it,” said Hof.
I have an alternate theory on this radical change of political ideology. There is an effort to close down brothels in areas where Hof owns them. He wants to get elected to state office to stop this effort and protect his business interests. The district in which he is running is heavily conservative, so the only way he can win the seat is by becoming a Republican.
Like I said, the Republican Party needs to apply some scrutiny before allowing anyone to run as a Republican. The GOP can do better than a liberal Hillary-loving pimp who is only trying to keep his dens of prostitution open.