Brothel owner to run for Nevada Senate seat

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Posted: Jan 09, 2016 2:58 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The owner of the Nevada brothel where former NBA and reality TV star Lamar Odom was found unconscious is making a bid for a state Senate seat.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/1OGBRZF) that Dennis Hof announced this week that he will run for the seat held by Sen. Greg Brower of Reno.

Hof says he will run as a Libertarian.

Brower, a Republican, announced in September that he will not seek re-election.

Former Assemblywoman Heidi Gansert, a Republican, is also campaigning for the seat.

Hof owns the Love Ranch and other legal brothels throughout the state.

The Love Ranch is where Odom was staying in October when he was found unresponsive. Search warrant records revealed authorities believed Odom had overdosed on cocaine and other drugs.

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com