Dennis Hof, the brothel owner and self-described “Trump of Pahrump,” whose victory in a Republican primary for a state assembly seat generated headlines around the nation and internationally, has died, according to his campaign manager.
“I just confirmed with Nye County sheriff’s deputy that Dennis Hof passed away this morning,” Chuck Muth wrote in a tweet.
Hof defeated Republican James Oscarson in the primary, and was scheduled to face Democrat Lesia Romanov in the Nov. 6 election. Early voting in the heavily Republican assembly district starts Saturday.
Hof will stay on the ballot, according to the Secretary of State’s office. If he wins, then under state law, county commissioners will select a Republican to replace him.
Also as per state law, signage will be posted notifying voters of Hof’s death, the Secretary of State’s office added.