Brothel-Owning Republican Candidate Dies After Raucous Birthday

Nevada brothel owner and Republican candidate for state legislature Dennis Hof has died. The 72-year-old passed away in his sleep after celebrating his birthday during a campaign rally on Monday night.

Hof — who owned five legal brothels — was found dead Tuesday morning by porn star Ron Jeremy, after partying with a mix of big-name conservatives and supporters the night before.

Campaign manager Chuck Muth confirmed Hof’s death on Tuesday.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former madam Heidi Fleiss, Trump ally Roger Stone and Americans for Tax Reform founder Grover Norquist were also in attendance at the rally on Monday. Norquist told the Reno County Gazette in an email the next day that he left the event shortly after speaking to the crowd.

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