In one of the more interesting developments of Tuesday’s midterm elections, a dead man easily won his election to the Nevada State Legislature.
Dennis Hof, the flamboyant 72-year-old who became famous for owning the Moonlite BunnyRanch as well as several other whorehouses in a state where prostitution is legal died of natural causes last month but remained on the ballot.
Yesterday, Hof won his race in a landslide getting in a final shot at his critics from the grave.
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) November 7, 2018
Via The Los Angeles Times, “He may be dead, but pimp Dennis Hof wins bid for Nevada state Assembly seat”:
Even in death, Dennis Hof remains larger than life.
The pimp and reality television star easily cruised to victory Tuesday in his race for a seat in the Nevada state Assembly — 21 days after his death.
Hof died Oct. 16 at the Love Ranch, his brothel just outside the city of Pahrump, after being found unresponsive by male porn star Ron Jeremy following a campaign event. The Clark County coroner’s office has not released a cause of death.
His win wasn’t a huge surprise in his heavily Republican district that stretches over three counties — the largest of which is Nye County — and went for President Trump in 2016 by a wide margin.
According to the Nevada secretary of state, a Hof victory would ensure the state Assembly seat would remain in Republican hands as the three county commissioners would convene and select a replacement from the GOP.
Chuck Muth, Hof’s campaign chairman, told a crowd of about 500 at a memorial service for Hof over the weekend that he expected a big win over Democrat Lesia Romanov. When he saw the Nye County unofficial numbers — which showed Hof with 11,116 votes and Romanov with 5,012 — he was happy but cautious.
“I feel pretty good, but I won’t be completely satisfied until it’s official,” he said.
Is this a great country or what?