“Trump of Pahrump” dies, will stay on the ballot

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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.

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.


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