Deceased brothel owner and Republican state assemblyman candidate Dennis Hof was elected Tuesday night, despite being dead, in a largely GOP district in Nevada.
Hof, whose cause of death is still being determined, defeated Democratic challenger Lesia Romanov in Nevada’s 36th Assembly District. A Republican will be appointed by county officials to take his seat.
The candidate and brothel owner died suddenly Oct. 16 after a weekend of celebrating his 72nd birthday, officials do not believe there was any foul play, the Associated Press reported.
Hof ran for office in 2016 as a Libertarian, but lost, and ran this year competed as a Republican and earned backing from longtime GOP operative Roger Stone and Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist.
Read more at the Washington Examiner.