From prostitutes to politics: Brothel owner’s bid questioned

(Michelle Rindells | Associated Press) – Dennis Hof doesn’t lack for name recognition in his run for Nevada state office.

He starred in the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse” and didn’t shy away from the spotlight when former NBA player Lamar Odom suffered a medical episode during a stay at Hof’s legal brothel, called Love Ranch.

But the straight-laced incumbent he’s challenging is raising doubts about Hof’s suitability to serve in the Assembly, including whether the man who grabbed headlines when his working girls declared themselves “Hookers for Hillary” even lives in the rural district he seeks to represent.

Two-term Republican James Oscarson said he’s not going to mount a residency challenge against Hof, a registered Libertarian, because he wants voters in the district to have a meaningful choice. But he says Hof is making of farce of the race.

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