The Nevada pimp and Republican candidate for state legislature who died last month won his election Tuesday in a heavily Republican district, according to NBC News.
> Dennis Hof defeated Democratic educator Lesia Romanov on Tuesday in the race for Nevada's 36th Assembly District, which includes rural communities and large stretches of desert in the southern part of the state. County officials will appoint a Republican to take his place in the seat.
> Hof was found dead on Oct. 16 after a weekend of parties celebrating his 72nd birthday. Officials are still determining his cause of death, but they don't suspect foul play.
Though he owned brothels and kept the company of prostitutes and porn stars, Hof enjoyed the support of the evangelical Christian community in Nevada’s 36th District.
Reuters reported in June that local evangelicals were willing to look past the unbiblical elements of Hof’s life choices if it meant electing a Trump-like candidate.
> When news broke that Hof had won the nominating contest for a state Assembly seat on June 12, evangelical pastor Victor Fuentes said he closed his eyes and prayed.
> He did not ask God to deliver Nevada and the Republican Party from Hof, the thrice-divorced author of "The Art of the Pimp" who campaigned as the "Trump of Pahrump." Although Christian groups have long rallied against the state's legal brothel industry, Fuentes was willing to overlook Hof's history as a champion of the flesh trade and gave thanks for his victory.
> "People want to know how an evangelical can support a self-proclaimed pimp," Fuentes said in an interview at his home in Pahrump, an unincorporated town of 36,000 people that is the largest community in the sprawling, rural district where Hof is favored to win in November's general election.
Hof also was accused by at least two women of sexual assault.
Despite all of these issues, Hof was projected to win the seat even after his death.