Pimp Wins Primary
The Art of the Pimp author beat incumbent James Oscarson by a decisive seven-point margin to secure the GOP nomination for State Assembly District 36, where the libertarian-leaning entrepreneur owns several legal brothels.
Hayley Miller at the HuffPost reports:
Hof is the star of HBO’s adult reality series “Cathouse,” which documents the lives of sex workers employed at his high-profile brothel Moonlite BunnyRanch, located in Carson City, Nevada. He also owns the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada, where NBA player Lamar Odom was found unconscious during a four-day visit in October 2015.
“It’s all because Donald Trump was the Christopher Columbus for me,” Hof told The Associated Press about his Tuesday victory. “He found the way and I jumped on it.”
“We’re both famous — and infamous,” Hof told the Times in March. “We’re both high-profile. We’re both celebrities. We’re both successful businessmen. We both have reality television shows. We both have written books. We’re both rich and we can’t be bought.”
Hof switched his party affiliation from Libertarian to Republican one month after Trump won the presidential election. He is heavily favored come November in the traditionally Republican district.