Nevada Brothel Owner Wins Gop Race


Dennis Hof, a 71-year-old brothel owner and reality series star, bested an incumbent in a Republican primary for Nevada State Assembly Tuesday.

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Bobby Bank/Getty Images, FILEDennis Hof owner of the “Moonlite Bunny Ranch” attends Exxotica Day 1 at New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center on Nov. 13, 2015 in Edison, N.J.

Owner of several brothels in Nevada, most notably the Moonlite BunnyRanch, where the HBO documentary series, “Cathouse” was set, Hof ran on a platform of cutting taxes and eliminating nonessential government regulations.

As Hof faces off against Democrat Lesia Romanov in November, several of his own brothels will be at risk of severe regulation. Last week the Lyon County Commissioners decided to allow an advisory question on the ballot asking residents if brothels and prostitution should be made illegal in the area.

The result of the question will not be legally binding, but may be the first step to regulators ending legal prostitution in the county.

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