Reality TV pimp wins Nevada Republican primary

Dennis Hof, star of the HBO reality show "Cathouse" and the owner of six legal brothels in Nevada, won a Republican primary for state legislature on Tuesday. Hoff defeated hospital executive James Oscarson, a three-time lawmaker.

Hoff is now the favored candidate in the conservative-leaning Assembly district, and is set to face Democratic candidate Lesia Romanov in November.

Hof told the AP that he attributes his political success to Donald Trump: “It’s all because Donald Trump was the Christopher Columbus for me. He found the way and I jumped on it.”

Hof has even nicknamed himself the “The Trump of Pahrump,” and recently held a rally with Trump supporter Roger Stone. 

Nevada residents will be voting this November whether or not to outlaw brothels in Lyon County, where Hof owns four, but the new Republican candidate says he is planning on selling some brothels anyway to focus more on politics.

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