Nevada’s most famous pimp appears poised to win an election to the state Legislature in three weeks, even though he is dead.
Dennis Hof tried to bring the legal brothel industry into the mainstream by mingling with celebrities, showcasing his business on HBO and staging outlandish publicity stunts. His fame made him an attention-grabbing figure in an otherwise quiet industry.
It’s too late to remove his name from the ballot in the heavily Republican district, which includes wide stretches of desert where nuclear bombs were once tested. The ballots have already been printed and mailed.
Hof starred in the HBO reality series “Cathouse” and marketed himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican. His body was found after a weekend of parties celebrating his 72nd birthday. No foul play is suspected.