Dead Nevada brothel owner wins US election

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A dead brothel owner and reality TV star has won by a landslide to be elected to Nevada's state legislature.

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The late Dennis Hof, a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate, defeated Democrat Lesia Romanov in the contest.

Because - obviously - he will be unable to formally take his seat at the house, the Nevada Republican Party will now take responsibility for filling his seat. This October, Hof was found dead at Love Ranch, one of his legal brothels, after his 72nd birthday party, which featured guests such as legendary porn star Ron Jeremy and potential Republican Senate candidate Joe Arpaio.

Dennis Hof owner of the "Moonlite Bunny Ranch" attends Exxotica Day 1 at New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center on November 13, 2015 in Edison, N.J.

"There are a lot of Republicans who were uncomfortable voting for Dennis because of the nature of his business, and they now know that he is not the one who will be serving", campaign manager Chuck Muth said in a statement to Reuters.

Arguably the single biggest victor in the US Midterms is a brothel owner who has been elected as a congressman for Nevada.

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Police did not suspect foul play at the time of his death and no one who was with him the night before noticed any signs of ill health.

He also wrote an autobiography during his life called "The Art of the Pimp" in which he called himself "The Trump of Pahrump" - a reference to the city in which he owned several brothels.

"They will feel much more comfortable casting the ballot for him knowing there will be another Republican to replace him".

He ran for office in 2016 as a Libertarian but lost.

Hof died in the same Love Ranch suite where Lamar Odom, the former National Basketball Association player and ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, overdosed in October 2015, the New Yorker report said. Nye County encompasses the largest swath of the district, so its commissioner will have the biggest say, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He said this was the best year ever.

The seat Hof won, the 36th Assembly District seat, has always been a Republican-held seat.

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