A Nevada pimp who said he's just like Trump won a state election even though he died 3 weeks ago
- 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 own ed 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.
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, 039;Yeah, we won't vote for him.' Till they got behind the f--king ballot box and nobody's looking â" 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."
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.
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.Source: Google News | Netizen 24 United States